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Planetarium

 Very important – please read: For the safety of all our visitors, once a Planetarium show has begun latecomers will not be admitted, and visitors leaving the show will not be re-admitted. 

Planetarium Schedule


July 1 - September 4, 2017

Daily

  • 11 am - Perfect Little Planet
  • 12 pm - Search for Life: Are We Alone?
  • 1 pm - Chasing the Shadow: This Summer's Solar Eclipse
  • 2 pm - Perfect Little Planet
  • 3 pm - Live With the Stars
  • 4 pm - Chasing the Shadow: This Summer's Solar Eclipse

SHOW DESCRIPTIONS

OPENING JULY 1
Chasing the Shadow: This Summer’s Solar Eclipse

This brand new show offers a preview of the coming solar eclipse, including how to safely view it from Manitoba and where to travel to see totality. The Planetarium’s DIGISTAR projector will recreate the last solar eclipse to grace Manitoba in 1979, and visualize how eclipses have shaped our history and enhanced our understanding of the cosmos. The show is delivered live by our planetarium staff to provide the latest information as we get closer to eclipse day.


NEW! Perfect Little PlanetPerfect Little Planet

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. Walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travellers of all ages. This 35-minute show is designed for families with children ages 10 and under.

 

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The Search for Life: Are We Alone?2-300 dpi europa_jupiter

An engrossing immersive theatre experience, The Search for Life: Are We Alone? launches visitors on an awe-inspiring trip through space and time—from the depths of Earth’s oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos—to explore the links between life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets. Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Harrison Ford, this 35-minute show is designed for general audiences, and includes a live segment on the current night sky.

The Search for Life: Are We Alone? was developed by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Live With the Stars

Take a guided tour of the night sky as seen from Manitoba. This live show is presented by our planetarium staff, and covers current constellations, planets, and celestial events. This 35-minute show is designed for general audiences.

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