Now Showing at the Faulkner Planetarium

Now Showing in the Faulkner Planetarium

“Unseen Universe” (w/ live sky tour)

For millions of years, our view of the heavens was limited by our eyes, allowing us to see only a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation we call visible light.   But now, thanks to the greatest breakthrough since the invention of the telescope, we have the technology to capture the Universe over an amazing width of the electromagnetic spectrum and beyond.  We can even interlink telescopes around the world to capture data on a global scale.  Unseen Universe, an exciting look at cutting-edge astronomy, explores the Universe far beyond our human senses.

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 October 29th

  • Tuesdays: 8:00 PM
  • Fridays: 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30 & 7:00 PM

Show times November 2nd through the 25th

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM
  • Fridays: 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30 & 6:00 PM

Show times November 26th & 27th

  • Friday, November 26th: 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 27th: 8:00 PM

“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

Show times through October 29th

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

Show times October 30th

  • Saturday: 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 6:00, 7:00, & 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 follows, concentrating 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 October 29th

  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM

Show times November 2nd through the 25th

  • Saturdays: 7:00 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 through October 29th

  • Saturdays: 6:00 PM