The Larry K Forrest Memorial Planetarium presents a mix of live and pre-rendered shows. Live shows all end with a short film, and longer videos run by themselves.

*Schedule is subject to change due to field trips. During a field trip, we will do our best to accommodate patrons but cannot guarantee access to a planetarium showing.

Live Presentations

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Planets Live

Check out our neighboring planets up close in this live presentation.  Learn about each planet’s unique features and similarities to other objects in our solar system.

M-Th: 12:30, 3:00
F-Sat: 10:30, 12:30, 3:00, 6:00
Sun: 12:30, 3:00

Sky Tonight Live

Take a tour through our night sky in this live presentation. Sights include the seasonal constellations and deep-sky objects.

M-Th: 11:30, 2:00, 5:00
F-Sat: 11:30, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
Sun:    11:30, 2:00, 5:00

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Pre-rendered Films

What lies at the heart of our galaxy? For twenty years, ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the Keck telescopes have observed the centre of the Galaxy, looking at the motion of more than a hundred stars and identifying the position of an otherwise invisible object — the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Journey to the Centre of the Milky Way is the first short fulldome planetarium show produced in-house by ESO. Embark on this journey and travel faster than light, from the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile right to the centre of our own galaxy, where a black hole is consuming anything that strays into its path. 84 million stars will appear in front of your eyes, each hiding mysteries waiting to be solved. Are there planets around them, perhaps with moons? Do they have water? Could they harbour life? Journey to the Centre of the Milky Way fulldome planetarium mini-show was produced in-house by ESO for its Planetarium and Visitor Centre, the ESO Supernova, due to open in 2017. Available for free in 4k resolution, the mini-show can be downloaded and used by any planetarium in the world. This poster is available for download in PDF format on this link.

Journey to the Center of the Milky Way

Embark on this journey and travel faster than light, from the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile right to the center of our own galaxy, where a black hole is consuming anything that strays into its path. 84 million stars will appear in front of your eyes, each hiding mysteries waiting to be solved. Are there planets around them, perhaps with moons? Do they have water? Could they harbor life?

M-Th: 11:30, 2:00, 5:00
F-Sat: 11:30, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
Sun:    2:00, 5:00

Fixing the Hubble

This video, part of NASA’s Dreams to Discovery series, explores the challenges and engineering behind the Hubble repair. It includes recorded narration and music and features the voice of astronaut Jeff Hoffman, one of the astronauts on Hubble’s Servicing Mission 1 in 1993.

Sun-Th: 12:30, 3:00

F-Sat: 12:30, 3:00, 6:00

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Phantom of the Universe

Phantom of the Universe showcases the exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. See how scientists around the world are collaborating to uncover the mystery of Dark Matter.

Sun-Th: 4:00
F-Sat: 4:00, 7:00

Clockwork Skies

Learn about the origin of our time keeping based on natural cycles of the solar system.

Mon – Sat: 10:30am