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Now showing in the Star Theater

Playing in the Star Theater Nov. 24, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015

The fulldome planetarium show experience will surround you with brilliant color and lifelike detail — truly an audiovisual experience like no other!

Discover the STELLAR benefits of membership in Friends of the Planetarium!

Planetarium Winter Hours

Sunday: 10 a.m-7 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 12 Noon-7 p.m.
Friday: 12 Noon-9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Holiday (and Washoe County School District breaks, Nov. 28 and Dec. 19-Jan. 9): 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Holiday EARLY closures: Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Holiday closures:
Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

 

Fulldome Planetarium Shows!

Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions©

A full-dome digital star show by Evans & Sutherland Digital Theater®

Based on the popular book and website “Bad Astronomy” by author Phil Plait, this wacky-but-wise planetarium show entertains audiences of all ages with an inside look at out-of-this-world myths and misconceptions, including astrology, the moon hoax, UFOs and others. Discover for yourself that “the truth is out there!” Educator’s guide available

Showtimes: Daily: 1, 3 and 5 p.m.; plus 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays
Admission: $7 teens/adults • $5 children 12 and under, seniors 60 and over, and UNR faculty/staff/students with ID ~ and FREE for Planetarium members

Impact Earth© and Seasonal Stargazing©

A fulldome planetarium show by Houston Museum of Natural Science

This one's all about meteors, asteroids and comets, oh my! Learn from recent NASA explorations how asteroid hunters seek new objects in the solar system, how ground-penetrating radar finds meteorites embedded in the Earth, and how these fascinating sky fliers can pose potential dangers to life on our planet. We'll also see what's up in the winter sky with our Seasonal Stargazing segment.

Showtimes: Daily: 2 and 4 p.m.
Admission: $7 teens/adults • $5 children 12 and under, seniors 60 and over, and UNR faculty/staff/students with ID ~ and FREE for Planetarium members

Season of Light and Seasonal Stargazing©

A fulldome planetarium show by Loch Ness Productions®

Come and celebrate many of the world's holiday customs and explore how diverse cultures light up the season! The show is narrated by National Public Radio's Noah Adams. We'll also see what's up in the winter sky with our Seasonal Stargazing segment.

Showtimes: Daily: 6 p.m.
Admission: $7 teens/adults • $5 children 12 and under, seniors 60 and over, and UNR faculty/staff/students with ID ~ and FREE for Planetarium members

Family Show: Legends of the Night Sky: Orion©

A fulldome planetarium show by Audio Visual Imagineering and Spitz®

On this adventure for all ages and especially fun for young children, we'll take a light-hearted look at the ancient Greek mythology behind the winter constellations, featuring funny and engaging characters like Aesop the Owl and Socrates the mouse who will entertain and educate us all. Educator’s guide available

Showtimes:  Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and WCSD break: 11 a.m.
Admission: $7 teens/adults • $5 children 12 and under, seniors 60 and over, and UNR faculty/staff/students with ID ~ and FREE for Planetarium members

Family Show: Perfect Little Planet©

A fulldome planetarium show by Clark Planetarium Productions®

Greetings, Earthlings! Imagine the ultimate space vacation! For space travelers of all ages, we'll search the galaxy to find the best destinations, taking us over Pluto, through the rings of Saturn, across the storms of Jupiter and much more. For children in grades K-3 but fun for all ages. Educator’s guide available

Showtimes:  Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and WCSD break: 12 Noon
Admission: $7 teens/adults • $5 children 12 and under, seniors 60 and over, and UNR faculty/staff/students with ID ~ and FREE for Planetarium members

Live SkyTonight Star Show

What’s happening in our night skies this month? Find out from staff and guest astronomers using our state-of-the-art planetarium equipment to view current astronomical objects and events in spectacular detail!

Showtimes: First Friday of each month: 6 p.m. 
Admission:
$7 teens/adults • $5 children 12 and under, seniors 60 and over, and UNR faculty/staff/students with ID ~ and FREE for Planetarium members

 

Fulldome Music and Light Show!

Pink Floyd’s The Wall©

A fulldome music and light show by Starlight Productions®

This classic rock ’n’ roll album is recreated in a fulldome music and light show with full-color HD animation and mind-blowing surround sound! Please note: mature lyrics/themes)

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m.
Admission: $7 teens/adults • $5 children 12 and under, seniors 60 and over, and UNR faculty/staff/students with ID ~ and FREE for Planetarium members

 

Monthly Winter Star Party at
Redfield Campus!

MacLean Observatory at Redfield Campus

During the winter, we hold free telescope viewing the first Friday of every month, November-February at the MacLean Observatory on the Redfield Campus, (see map), weather permitting. Weather conditions that may cause cancellation include cloud cover, haze, precipitation, wind and cold temperatures. Call ahead for updates at (775) 784-4812.

Hours: First Friday of each month (weather permitting): November-February, 6-8 p.m. (This is an outdoor event with no indoor facilities available; please plan accordingly and dress warmly!)
Tickets: FREE for all

 

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