The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Coming Soon to the Faulkner Planetarium

"Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda"

Poor beautiful princess Andromeda, she is going to be sacrificed to Cetus, a sea monster, in punishment for her mother's bragging.  Just what did her mother, Queen Cassiopeia, do to bring this on?  It seems that Andromeda needs a hero, but who will come to save her?  Could it be the dashing Perseus?  He is currently on a daring mission to defeat the awful Medusa.  Just who is this Perseus?  What is his backstory?  Experience the mythological tale of Perseus, Andromeda, Cetus, Cepheus, and Cassiopeia in this delightful and fun-filled retelling of the Greek story that ties these constellations together.

A tour of the current night sky will follow the movie and will concentrate on how to locate these constellations in the fall sky as well as the current positions of the visible planets and other objects of interest for casual observers.

Opening this fall

"The Ooky Spooky Light Show"

A ghoulish collection of Halloween favorites, set to spine-tingling 3D/motion graphics on the dome.  Frightfully fun!  (From Flint, Michigan's Longway Planetarium.)

  • "This is Halloween" – from The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • "I Put a Spell On You" – by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  • "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell
  • "Night on Bald Mountain" by Mussorgsky
  • "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr.
  • "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
  • "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
  • "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett
  • "Thriller" by Michael Jackson

Coming in October

"Mars 1001"

An international crew of astronauts is about to embark on the first interplanetary journey in history, the first manned mission to the surface of Mars.  Reporter Miles O'Brien is reporting live from his Space Headquarters TV Studio in New York while events unfold for the crew on their 1001-day long mission.

We will witness firsthand their brave attempts to put human footprints on Mars and return safely to Earth.  This journey is made possible by the biggest engineering feat ever and loaded with scientific experiments.  The explorers will be extending our knowledge of Mars and will be learning whether or not mankind has a future among the stars.

Experience the thrill of the grandest mission of exploration ever undertaken!

Opening December 26th