Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium

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More volcanoes can be found on the ocean floor than on land.

The Dayna & Ronald L. Sawyer Planetarium combines a 16 million pixel E&S Laser Projector system, the revolutionary software of Digistar 3, and a 12 m curved screen to bring the universe to your fingertips. Visitors can visit planets in and outside our solar system, fly through the stars, review constellations, learn about secrets of the universe, and much more. Audiences can participate in a Q&A at the end of each program. The main entrance to the Planetarium is on the Lower Level.

The Planetarium will be unavailable for programs November 29 – January 30 to accommodate our new exhibit Sno-Port

Movies

Movies in the Space Dome Planetarium deliver content using pre-recorded narration and pre-recorded scenery. All movies are 30 minutes in length. The audience can participate in a Q&A at the end of each program. Click here to view our movie catalog!

Presentations

Presentations in the Space Dome movie deliver delivers content using live narration with scenes that can be changed on the fly. All presentations are 30 minutes in length. The audience can participate in a Q&A at the end of each program. Click here to view our presentation catalog!

Lagniappe

Lagniappe programs are “spur of the moment” programs designed to deliver tidbits of information to the audience, These non-scheduled programs cover a wide range of topics and can be adapted for any age range and any amount of time. Feel free to ask the planetarium staff to learn more!

Educators

If you are an educator and seeking information on educational resources for planetarium movies and presentations, please click here to visit the Educators page.

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