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Phantom of the Universe - Fridays, 6 p.m.  and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. from Jun. 17, 2017 - Sep. 2, 2017

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From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment in South Dakota, a new planetarium show is designed to immerse audiences in the manifold search for dark matter. 

 

 

 Sunstruck - Saturdays, 1 p.m. from Jun. 11, 2017 - Sep. 2, 2017

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Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.

 

 

Totality - Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.  and Sundays, 3:00 p.m. from Jun. 17, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017

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“Totality” is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses. An eclipse is described simply as when one celestial object bl ocks another from our view. This program, produced by Bays Mountain Planetarium, examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur, and what wonderful sights they create. We also look back to a fasc inating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse.

 

10 Minutes to War - Saturdays, 4:00 p.m.  from Jun. 17, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017

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In 1967, during the height of the Cold War, a storm on the Sun nearly caused World War 3. Amidst all the tension a meeting would take place at Hollybush Mansion in Glassboro, NJ between President Johnson and the Soviet Premier. Discover our Sun and how storms there can have major effects on Earth. Find out how a small college town in southern New Jersey found itself thrown into the international political stage and fly along as we countdown 10 minutes to war!

Led Zeppelin - Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. from Jun. 17, 2017 - Sep. 2, 2017

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Come experience many of Led Zeppelin’s classics in 5.1 surround sound. “Kashmir", “Black Dog", “Stairway to Heaven", and other greats are set to immersive and surrealistic CG effects in a dome environment that only the Edelman Planetarium can produce.

 

 

 

 Family Shows

Our public shows are not well-suited for families with young children. 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 $2 per person

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Sundays in August, 2 p.m.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure: Young audience members will be thrilled when they find themselves on Sesame Street with their famous friends, Big Bird and Elmo. The fun begins when Elmo's friend, Hu Hu Zhu, visits from China and the three of them take the audience on an exciting journey of discovery to learn about the Sun, stars, and Big Dipper. Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu blast off on an imaginary trip to the Moon and when they return home to Earth everyone discovers that, no matter where we live, we all share the same sky.

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Sundays in September, 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.

 

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Sundays in October, 2 p.m.

Cosmic Colors:

Cosmic Colors will take you on a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.  Discover the many reasons for color—like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red.  

Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye.

Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor’s office.  You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur--based on recent evidence.  Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!

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Sundays in November, 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 December 3, 10, and 17, 2 p.m.

The Alien Who Stole Christmas: Join jolly ol’ Santa and concerned alien, Mr. Freep, as they explore the solar system’s planets and meet the Christmas Eve needs of their fictitious inhabitants.

 

 

 Fall Schedule

Laser Floyd The Wall - Fridays, 7 p.m.  from Sep. 15, 2017 - Nov. 17, 2017

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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!

 

 

 

Phantom of the Universe- Saturdays, 1 p.m. from Sep. 16, 2017 - Nov. 18, 2017

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From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment in South Dakota, a new planetarium show is designed to immerse audiences in the manifold search for dark matter. 

 

 

Seeing! - Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. from Sep. 16, 2017 - Nov. 18, 2017

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A photon's journey across space, time, and the mind. Seeing is a planetarium show based on a 1-hr PBS documentary "Sight--The Story of Vision" weaving a tale of the journey of humanity that discovered the science, technology and medicine that allows us to understand how sight works, cure diseases of the eye and correct vision.

Follow the journey of a single photon as it is produced in a distant star, before travelling across the vast expanse of space to land on someone's retina. This fulldome planetarium show explores some of the fascinating processes of the cosmos, from astrophysics to the biology of the eye and brain. Funded through a generous grant from Zeiss, the show is narrated by astronomer and science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Out There - Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3:00 p.m. from Sep. 16, 2017 - Nov. 19, 2017

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Are you ready for a really big trip? For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the centre of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought. A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered.

Laser Michael Jackson - Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. from Sep. 16, 2017 - Nov. 18, 2017

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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!

 

 

 

 

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