The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Now Showing in the Faulkner Planetarium

“Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight” (w/ live sky tour)

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what's over the horizon…is as old as humanity.  Today, a whole new horizon beckons.  Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to nine billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth.

Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun.  But if we find one, how will we ever get there?  How long will it take?  What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space?

Join narrator Sean Bean on a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future, based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics.  How far can our technology take us?

After the show, a live show presenter takes you on a tour of the current night sky, including tips for locating the planets, how to find constellations, and ancient myths about the stars.

Show times through September 30th

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM
  • Fridays: 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30 & 7:00 PM

Show times October 1st through the 31st

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30 & 7:00 PM

"Pink Floyd: The Wall"

It's over an hour of the best tunes from the blockbuster album, rendered in amazing fulldome.  Experience "Run Like Hell," "Comfortably Numb," "Young Lust," "Goodbye Blue Sky," "Another Brick in the Wall," and more in immersive, head-spinning graphics.

Show times through September 30th

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM

"Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda" (w/ live sky tour)

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.

Show times through September 30th

  • Saturdays: 2:30 PM

Show times October 1st through the 31st

  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM

"Capcom Go! – The Apollo Story" (w/ live sky tour)

An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first humans on the Moon.  This show is the perfect way to celebrate the 50th Apollo 11 anniversary in July 2019.

After the show, a live show presenter takes you on a tour of the current night sky, including tips for locating the planets, how to find constellations, and ancient myths about the stars.

Show times through September 30th

  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM

"National Parks Adventure"

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes you on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.  Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America's most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches.  Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America's majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

Show times through September 30th

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM

“Somos Estrellas” (con un tour en vivo del cielo)

¡Oyez!  ¡Oyez!  ¡Entra y experimenta el universo como nunca antes!  Únete al Maestro del Tiempo mientras te lleva en un viaje a través del espacio y el tiempo.   Descubra cómo los mismos átomos de los que estamos hechos se forjaron en los corazones de las estrellas o se crearon en sus muertes catastróficas.  Vea el nacimiento explosivo de nuestro universo, vea cómo nacen y mueren las estrellas, experimente el nacimiento de los planetas y el eventual ascenso de la vida.  Es el mejor paseo de carnaval de todos los tiempos, así que sigue y observa cómo somos todos estrellas.

Después del espectáculo, un profesor en vivo lo lleva a recorrer el cielo nocturno actual, que incluye instrucciones para encontrar los planetas, identificar constelaciones y mitos sobre las estrellas.

Horarios del programa hasta 30 de septiembre:

  • Sábados: 4:30 pm