360-Degree Immersive Planetarium Experiences!


Located at the Glastonbury East Hartford Elementary Magnet School, the Glastonbury Planetarium is your gateway to the Universe. 

Outfitted with a state-of-the-art digital projector and 5.1 surround sound, the Glastonbury Planetarium is capable of transporting you though space and time to view the wonders of the Universe.  See and explore the stars, constellations, planets, galaxies and more.  

We offer 
Live Star Shows, award-winning FullDome films and Music Concerts for the public, Field Trip opportunities for schools and community groups, classes for Glastonbury students, as well as Rentals of the dome, and Birthday Parties by reservation.



Public Show Schedule
The Glastonbury Planetarium is open to the public on selection dates through out the year. 


Public Shows

Bella Gaia
Beautiful Earth
Discover the connections between natural systems and human activities. Bella Gaia – Beautiful Earth, takes the audience on a spectacular journey around planet Earth simulating the transformative effect astronauts feel while orbiting above.  This poetic musical journey features astounding NASA visualizations of science data and enveloping scenery from around the world, from ancient Egyptian tombs, Indian rituals, cherry blossoms, and Tokyo & New York city scenes.Bella Gaia – Explores the relationship between human civilization and our ecosystem through time and space and illuminates humanity’s impact on nature in a way that taps audiences’ emotional intelligence.

December 27, 28 and 29
2:00 p.m.




Winter Solstice Star Party

Ever since people first noticed the changing length of the days, the longest night of the year has been a special time marked by celebration. Ancient cultures around the world, from Rome to China to the Americas, developed customs and rituals designed to welcome the return of the sun and the beginning of the march towards summer’s light and warmth.  Join us to celebrate the winter solstice, explore the beauty of our winter's sky and even travel

deep into the universe.

 

December 21, 2017
7:00 p.m.



Laser Holidays

This festive program features a mix of everyone’s favorite holiday music, from the classical to the modern, all set to fantastic laser light and digital artwork. Laser Holidays is rated two on a five-point intensity scale, so it is appropriate for family members of all ages.

The 15 songs range from “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” by Tchaikovsky and “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby, to “Winter Wonderland” with the Eurythmics and “Christmastime” with Smashing Pumpkins.

December 27, 28 and 29
11:00 a.m.
    
December 27, 28 and 29
5:30 p.m.



Laser Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” released in 1973, is the band’s most commercially successful work and has sold more than 50 million copies.   Experience Pink Floyd's epic album with stunning laser visuals, staggering multimedia and intense sound.

December 27, 28 and 29
7:00 p.m.






NEWS!


Planetarium Coordinator Jason Archer and Technology Integration Specialist Kyra Elliott Seurattan
recognized for their contributions to the Glastonbury Planetarium.

A Space Shuttle tire that flew on STS-40.

On display in our lobby for all to see and touch!
Thanks to Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center for making this possible.