Now Showing at the Faulkner Planetarium

Now Showing in the Faulkner Planetarium

“Unseen Universe”

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 September 30th

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

Show times October 1st through October 29th

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

“Ningaloo: Australia's Other Great Reef”

A magical expedition with a 24-year-old marine biologist, Anna Cresswell, reveals intimate secrets of one of the world’s largest fringing coral reefs, stretching 260 km along the northwest coast of Western Australia and visible from space.  Travel in a two-person submarine, Odyssea, on an underwater adventure to explore an environment rich in coral, a highway for the planet's largest and smallest fish, including the whale shark.
This live action, fulldome film is an immersive voyage of discovery as we witness Ningaloo Reef and the rare natural wonder and spectacle of life – coral spawning.

Show times through September 30th

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 3:30 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 September 30th

  • Saturdays: 1:30 PM

Show times October 1st through October 29th

  • Saturdays: 3:30 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

“Rock On Demand”

It's time for some good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, but with a twist.  "Rock On Demand" has one name, but it's four different shows, and you get to vote on which one you'll see.  Your ticket buys a customized poker chip with which you'll vote for the show you want.  Votes will be tallied minutes before show time, so you won't know which lineup you’re about to see until the lights go down!  Will it be the "60s, 70s & 80s" show, the "80's and Beyond" show, the "British Empire" show, or the "North American/Aussie" show?  Programs may feature The Doors, The Beatles, CCR, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Rush, U2, Van Halen, Metallica, or Midnight Oil.  Which version will you vote for?  Which version will you experience?  Bring your friends and "rock the vote!"

Show times through September 30th

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM