Space Dome Presentations
Explore the cosmos
Presentations in the Space Dome are led by our Planetarium staff and are supported with scenes that can be changed on the fly. All presentations are 30 minutes in length. Have any questions? Stay after each presentation for the Q&A! Presentation times are subjected to change.
Young members of the audience (PreK – 3rd) will travel on an interactive voyage through the solar system and beyond to discover differences and similarities among the planets, view the phases of the moon, and compare and contrast other celestial objects.
Tour the current season’s sky. The brightest stars become landmarks as you navigate the night sky with a live presenter as a guide. Become familiar with constellations, discover hidden mysteries of our universe that exist beyond the visible and get an update on current events in the sky.
Travel from Earth to the fringes of our solar system to identify the rocks that are part of our solar neighborhood. From the smallest, to the largest, from the closest to the farthest, viewers will discover how all these rocks play a vital part in our solar system. Don’t forget to check out Sci-Port’s collection of space rocks.
Eye on the Sky
The Hubble Space Telescope has expanded our understanding of the universe and increased our wonderment at its size and elegance. This live program will introduce you to the instrument itself and wow you with the science behind a few of the most magnificent Hubble images.
How the Universe Works
This presentation presents evidence that has baffled astronomers for years. Learn how everyday motions of our solar system and other, simple celestial mechanics lead to a few of our universe’s best kept secrets.