Now Showing at the Faulkner Planetarium

Now Showing in the Faulkner Planetarium

“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

Show times November 29th through December 21st

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

Show times December 22nd through January 1st

  • Tuesdays: 1:30 PM
  • Wednesdays: 1:30 PM
  • Thursdays: 1:30 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30, 3:30, & 7:00 PM

“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 November 27th & 28th

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

“Solar System Odyssey”

Sometime in the future…

A time has come when humans have depleted our home planet's resources.  Multi-billionaire business tycoon Warren Trout, seeking to secure new frontiers for Trout Enterprises, recruits former Space Fleet Command pilot Jack Larsen for a mission to find a suitable extraterrestrial location for human colonization.  Now Jack finds himself searching the solar system, but he isnít alone.  It seems that Troutís daughter, Ashley, has stowed away onboard his spaceship.  Together they embark upon a wild ride through the solar system trying to answer these questions: How are the worlds of the solar system alike?  How are they different?  What features must a world possess for humans to live there?

Will Larson and Ashley find a suitable location?  Will they even survive this mission?  Find out in this action-packed adventure.

Show times through December 21st

  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM

“Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight”

Take a fantasy trip back to the Mesozoic era to share the skies with pterosaurs and other flying reptiles, and explore the origins of flight, as well as what brought the dinosaurs' long reign to a cataclysmic end.  (From Mirage3D.)

Show times through December 21st

  • Saturdays: 6:00 PM

“Earth, Moon & Sun” (w/ “Wall of China” & live sky tour)

Coyote has a razor-sharp wit and thinks he knows a lot about the sky, but as it turns out, heís a little confused.  Coyote, adapted from American Indian oral tradition, gets set straight with his many misconceptions about lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles of the sky.  What is the nature of the sun and moon?  How do their movements and interactions affect their appearance in the sky?  Find out in this entertaining and informative family program.

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 December 21st

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM