The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Coming Soon to the Faulkner Planetarium

"Let It Snow!"

"Let It Snow" Itís a holiday treat for the eyes and ears, featuring festive fulldome video images choreographed to classic Christmas music.  Enjoy seasonal tunes by Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry, Burl Ives, Brenda Lee, and a finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Returns Friday, November 28th, 2014

"The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale"

"The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale" This original fable, using the winter solstice as a backdrop, explores the concept that winter is a time for the earth to rest, waiting for new growth in the spring.  This program weaves together live-action video of the Paperhand Puppet Intervention troopís world-class puppeteers with beautiful and intricate fulldome video animation to create an innovative and imaginative show.

Debuts Friday, November 28th, 2014

"The Star of Bethlehem"

"The Star of Bethlehem" The age-old mystery of the Star of Bethlehem is explored in this Christmas planetarium program.  Travel back in time to the Middle East and delve into the writings of the time, including scripture from the Bible, to search for clues to add to our modern scientific knowledge of the nature of the heavens above to see if there might be some natural explanation for the nature of the star.  Can the star be explained naturally, or is the nature of the star left to the realm of the miraculous?

Note: This program has strong religious content.

Debuts Friday, November 28th, 2014

"Perfect Little Planet"

"Perfect Little Planet" Join a family of aliens as they tour the solar system in search of the perfect vacation getaway.  Along the way they swoop over icy Pluto, zigzag between the ice cliffs of Uranus's moon Miranda, and brave Jupiter's giant lightning storms.

Returns Friday, December 26th, 2014

"Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity"

"Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity" There's a place from which nothing—not even light—escapes, where time and space literally come to their end.  It's here, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos…and our imaginations.  Zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness how a giant star's violent death gives birth to a black hole.  Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories provide the most complete picture yet of this mysterious phenomenon.  Can you feel the pull?

Debuts Friday, January 2nd, 2015