Coming Attractions at the Faulkner Planetarium

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 October 3rd through the 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 October 3rd through the 30th

  • Saturdays: 1:30 PM

“Sea Lions: Life By a Whisker”

Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian Sea Lions.  In an environment equally as harsh as it is beautiful, be immersed in a classic coming of age tale guided by one of Australia's most unique, intelligent, and playful animals.  Take an intimate journey inside the colony where a life of great intimacy, tenderness, and clumsiness, must often give way to a life of great sacrifice and bravery.  Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup – and meet the people that are trying to save her species.

Show times October 3rd through the 30th

  • Fridays: 6:00 PM

“The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness”

Imagine a place that is vast, wild and untouched, where some of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles unfold.  For five years, Florian Schulz has lived in and filmed the Arctic to reveal it to audiences around the globe.  Join Florian as he tracks the Porcupine Caribou herd on the longest animal migration on Earth, and witnesses pregnant female polar bears denning along the coastal plain.

Northeastern Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the wildest places left on the planet – a symbol of wilderness that few have ever seen.  “The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness,” the first cinematic exploration of this little-known land, brings you to a world that has evolved intact and wild since the beginning of time.

Produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios, distributed by Cosmic Picture, and written and directed by veteran IMAX® producer Myles Connolly and award-winning photographer and cinematographer Florian Schulz.

Opens December 26th

“3-2-1 Liftoff!”

Hamster scientist Elon lives in a junk yard.  He tries to fit in with the local rats' community but nobody takes him or his (frequently unsuccessful) scientific experiments seriously.

One day, with a loud crash, a crater appears in his garden with a damaged robot inside.  How did he get here?  Elon fixes the robot, discovering that he fell from a spaceship readying for a mission to colonize Mars.

With the ship leaving in three days, can Elon return the robot to his friends onboard the ship before its departure?  Find out in this animated adventure about the courage and wits needed to get to space and back.

Opens March 26th, 2024

“Ancient Caves”

“Ancient Caves” brings science and adventure together as it follows paleoclimatologist Dr. Gina Moseley on a mission to unlock the secrets of Earth's climate in the most unlikely of places: caves.   Moseley and her team of cave explorers travel the world exploring vast underground worlds in search of stalagmite samples—geologic “fingerprints”—that reveal clues about the planet's climate history.  Their quest leads them to some of the world's most remote caves, both above and below the water, in France, Iceland, the Bahamas, the U.S., and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where they study how rapidly Earth's climate can change, and how it has affected human civilization.  Together, they go where very few humans will ever go, revealing the incredible lengths scientists will go to study the unknown.

A MacGillivray Freeman Films presentation of an Oceanic Research Group Films production with support from the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.

Opens May 28th, 2024