Public Shows

Public Shows

Public Shows

Current Shows - Family Shows  - Fall Shows 

Current Shows

We're bringing back our most popular shows this summer from June 15 - August 26, 2018! Shows are 1-hour long and include a virtual tour of the night skies, when time permits. Our shows are for general audiences, though families with young children may prefer our Family Shows.

Laser Beatles - Fridays, 7 p.m. from Jun. 15, 2018 - Aug. 24, 2018

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Edelman Planetarium's laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other!

Rock 'N Roll Music
Twist and Shout
Hard Day's Night
When I'm 64
Yesterday
PLUS MORE!!!

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket - Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. from Jun. 16, 2018 - Aug. 25, 2018

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Embark on an outstanding adventure as two children spend a night touring all the planets in our solar system alongside their ship's navigator, a rather plucky astronomy book. You will visit each planet and learn fun and interesting facts about them!

During the 1-hour long show we will also help you identify the brightest planets and constellations visible in the night sky.

This show is best for children age 8 - 12.

Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe - Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. from Jun. 16, 2018 - Aug. 25, 2018

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Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars.

Suitable for audiences of all ages, this dramatic program features narration by Mark Hamill and stunning 3D animation by NSC creative at the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK. Come see the stars up close and personal!

Dynamic Earth - Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. from Jun. 16, 2018 - Aug. 25, 2018

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Explore the inner workings of Earth's climate system with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. This cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

 

Laser Michael Jackson - Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. Jun. 16, 2018 - Aug. 25, 2018

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Edelman Planetarium's laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other!

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
The Way You Make Me Feel
ABC
Black or White
Thriller
PLUS MORE!!!

Astronaut - Sundays, 3:00 p.m. Jun. 17, 2018 - Aug. 26, 2018

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The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.

 Family Shows

For visitors with children 5-10 years old, we suggest our shorter family shows. They run about half an hour, do not include a live presentation and cost only $2 per person! Each month we play a different title.

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Sundays in July, 2 p.m.

Earth, Moon and Sun - Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.

Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the Moon's orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. Also, the show explores past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond.

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Sundays in August, 2 p.m.

The Little Star That Could - An average star is born from a great cloud of gas and dust. We follow his journey through space, searching for planets and a name for himself. He encounters stars of all sizes and temperatures, including a hot blue star and the double stars Goldie and Sapphire, but none of them can give him any planets. Finally, the Milky Way speaks to him, and reveals where his planets have been hiding. His planets tell him all about themselves, and give him his special name (no, I'm not going to reveal it here: you'll have to come see the show!).

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Sundays in October, 2 p.m.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket - Two children build a rocket ship out of a large cardboard box, and find that they can actually travel out to the planets. Moreover, the astronomy book they took out of the library talks to them, teaching them about the planets. After several adventures, they return to Earth with a new sense of wonder about our solar system.

 

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Sundays Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2 p.m.

The Stargazer - Come along on a journey to the stars with University of Illinois astronomer Jim Kaler. Nichelle Nichols and Dr. Kaler narrate this three-part personal look at astronomy. The show begins with a child's curiosity, moves on to the science of gravity, light, the spectrum, and how they help us decipher the lifestyles of the stars, then ends with reflections on the deeper meanings of astronomy in our own lives.

Fall Shows

Preview our fall schedule which will start September 28 and run through November 18! Tickets for our fall shows will go on sale in August. Shows are 1-hour long and include a virtual tour of the night skies, when time permits. Our shows are for general audiences, though families with young children may prefer our Family Shows.

Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon - Fridays, 7 p.m. from Sep. 28, 2018 - Nov. 16, 2018

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Edelman Planetarium's laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other!

Speak to Me
Breathe
On the Run
Time
Breathe (Reprise)
PLUS MORE!!!

Black Holes - Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. from Sep. 29, 2018 - Nov. 17, 2018

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A dramatic look at these strange objects: where they are, what they're like, what it would look like if you fell into one. A presentation of the facts and theory surrounding the astronomical phenomenon of "black holes", using the latest in computer-generated imagery. Theories regarding their origin are presented, along with speculation about what lies with and beyond them. Narrated by Liam Neeson.

 

 

Stars of the Pharaohs - Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3:00 p.m. from Sep. 29, 2018 - Nov. 18, 2018

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Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. You'll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena, and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in all of their original splendor. Telly Award winner. Narrated by John Rhys-Davies, of the Indiana Jones films and The Lord of the Rings films. 

 

Laser Queen - Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. from Sep. 29, 2018 - Nov. 17, 2018

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Edelman Planetarium's laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other!

We will rock you
Bicycle race
Another one bites the dust
Best Friend
Flash
PLUS MORE!!!

 

 

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