The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Coming to the Faulkner Planetarium

“SpacePark 360: Infinity”

Travel the universe from the seat of virtual thrill rides set to the music of indie/alternative artist Maggie Smith, in nine exotic, extraterrestrial locations. And you get to choose the order!

Show times starting November 6th

  • Fridays 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 2:30 & 8:00 PM

Show times November 27th & 28th

  • Friday, November 27th 2:30 & 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 28th: 2:30 & 8:00 PM

“Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation”

Join National Geographic photographer Carsten Peter on a dangerous quest to see active volcanoes up close, from within their seething throats. Peter's up-close footage of roiling lava lakes, explosive shock waves, and deadly lava bombs will take your breath away.

Show times starting November 6th

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM

“Beyond the Sun: In search of a new Earth”

While Celeste is fighting off sleep in her room by reading a book on astronomy she receives an unexpected visit from Moon.  Together, they enjoy a journey through the Universe to discover what exoplanets are and how they can be detected.  On their trip they observe rogue planets, oceanic worlds and super-Earths.  Moon tells her about exoplanet hunters, who observe the sky in search of planets like Earth.  Many adventures are yet to come.  But first, she needs some rest.  Celeste drops off to sleep waiting for the next visit of Moon.

Show times starting November 6th

  • Saturdays: 1:30 PM

Show times November 27th & 28th

  • Friday, November 27th: 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 28th: 1:30 PM

“Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” (w/ live sky tour)

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?

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 starting November 6th

  • Saturdays: 6:00 PM

“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 more, with a finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  This family program is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

Show times November 27th & 28th

  • Friday, November 27th: 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 28th: 6:00 PM

“Birth of Planet Earth”

In the fiery beginnings of our young solar system, worlds are born and obliterated.  Gas giants stir chaos.  And a young sun vents its rage.  How did Earth survive against all odds?

This eye-opening fulldome documentary tracks the perilous path our planet took in its early years through advanced, data-driven, cinema-quality CGI.

It explores some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet?  What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?

Coming in 2020

“Black Hole: First Picture”

Coming in 2021