Now Showing at the Faulkner Planetarium

Now Showing in the Faulkner Planetarium

“Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries” (w/ southern hemisphere live sky tour)

Take a trip high in the Andes Mountains of Chile to visit the observatories run by the European Southern Observatory.  With their dry air, dark skies, and remoteness, central Chile's high peaks offer spectacular locations from which to study the cosmos.  Discover not only the places of Chilean astronomy, but also the people with multitude STEM backgrounds working together to run the various telescopes and scientific instruments.

The program concludes with a virtual trip from southern Idaho to the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory for a tour of the southern hemisphere night sky.  See familiar constellations in not-so-familiar places and discover constellations not visible from Idaho featuring some of the celestial jewels of the sky south of the equator.

Show times through October 30th

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

Show times November 3rd through the 28th

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 7:00 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 30th

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM
  • Fridays: 7:00 & 9:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 2:30, 6:00, 8:00, & 9:00 PM

Show times October 31st (Halloween!)

  • Saturday, October 31st: 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, & 9:00 PM

“National Parks Adventure”

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes you on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.  Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America's most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches.  Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America's majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

Show times through October 31st

  • 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 through October 30th

  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM

Show times November 1st through the 28th

  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM