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Don’t miss these exciting Programs in the Travelers Science Dome at the Gengras Planetarium!
In My Backyard
Children’s entertainer Fred Penner narrates and sings for this lively journey into his backyard, where we discover all sorts of things – colors of the rainbow, bugs and spiders, the different seasons, the planets, the moon, and the stars in the nighttime sky.
In My Backyard is produced by the Calgary Science Centre and has been digitized and converted into fulldome format by Ward Beecher Planetarium.
Wildest Weather in the Solar System – ENDS June 30th!!
Join National Geographic and The Children’s Museum on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you’ll be glad you live on Earth! Wildest Weather in the Solar System is packed with eye-popping visuals, high-end CGI and cutting-edge science.
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly!
Larry Cat in Space
Take off on an adventure to the Moon with a curious cat named Larry!
Opening on July 1st:
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope
While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. A local astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. While looking through the astronomer’s telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings, and spiral structure of galaxies. They also learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others.
Take a journey across the electromagnetic spectrum and discover the reason for color. Look inside a plant leaf and inside the human eye. Investigate X-rays from space and in a doctor’s office. Discover the actual color of dinosaurs. Cosmic Colors is a production of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association.
Experience thrilling amusement park rides in a wild immersive journey through the solar system! SpacePark 360 featurings the music of Atlanta-based group, A Burning Century.
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Join two young space explorers and their talking astronomy book as they travel through the solar system in a magical cardboard rocket.