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  One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Made possible at Sci-Port by the Colleen J. Papai Memorial Fund
Open your child's eyes to the sky! This 20 minute planetarium show follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production ofSesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street.  Children attending the show can interact as they watch, draw constellations and count the time it takes the sun to set. The show aims to nurture a child's natural sense of wonder about the night sky. Go to for parent and educator materials.
  Secrets of the Sun
This show provides an intimate look at the role of the Sun plays in the life of the solar system. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun, to the mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, you will experience the power of the Sun and its impact on the planets and ultimately life on Earth. Trace the life cycle of the Sun itself, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death.
This show is a historical look at how humans have envisioned the universe through the ages. Visit some of the ancient sites where human ancestors erected great structures with special astronomical significance. Finally, look at the Universe through the eyes of today's scientists and space explorers to build up a spectacular overview of the heavens.
  Earth, Moon, Sun
Take a look at the Earth, Moon and Sun system and how it has influenced life on Earth. Watch as the Moon formed, visit places that could be the origin of life, learn about the phases of the Moon, seasons and see eclipses. Courtesy of Northern Kentucky University. 
  Cosmic Safari
For ages, people have searched for life among the universe. Travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space and discover how creatures may look like based on environmental conditions much different than Earth's. From the giant insect-like forms on low-gravity planets, to the highly muscular star-shaped creatures on high-gravity worlds, this show transforms scientific theory into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined.
  Wonders of the Universe
Experience the hardships of a comet's long voyage around the sun, and discover the mystical fear human ancestors associated with comets. Step through the life-cycle of a star. Witness the formation of a galaxy, and fly through the dust and gas of the Milky Way. Finally, embark on tour through the Solar System to acquire fantastic views of our planetary brothers and sisters. This show truly depicts the wonders of our universe.
  Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope
While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.
    BEX:  Search for the Edge of the Solar System
Take a trip to the edge of the solar system with IBEX, the Interstellar Boundary Explorer Spacecraft. IBEX is designed to map out the boundary of our solar system. This boundary is where particles from our Sun intersect with interstellar space. Learn how IBEX collects data for researchers and take a behind-the-scenes look at the scientist and engineers that developed the IBEX mission and spacecraft. 
Courtesy of the Adler Planetarium
    Back to the Moon:  For Good
Humans last went to the Moon in 1972 and have not been back since. Those first lunar missions were designed to return the lunar astronauts back to Earth. Now, over 40 years later, the goal is to put humans on the moon. It’s a challenge that comes in the form of a competition sponsored by Google. Called the Google Lunar X-Prize, this competition encourages teams to design a robot that can successfully land on the moon and carry out certain tasks. Find out more in this film.
An XPRIZE production created by NSC Creative







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