Public Shows

Public Show Schedule

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

All shows feature our live universe and sky tour!
See the jewels of the seasonal night sky and travel though space and time to the outer reaches of the universe.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show start time.
Due to the dark conditions in the dome, late arrivals are not allowed.

March Shows 

Seeing! A Photon's Journey Across Space, Time & Mind
Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Ride a photon across the galaxy to your mind's eye and experience how we see.  “SEEING!” follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye.  It also explores some of the fascinating processes of the cosmos, from astrophysics to the biology of the human eye and brain.  The program is narrated by noted astronomer and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson.

During the live portion of the show, we'll look deep into the night sky at some of the farthest objects in space.

March 22, 2018
7:00 p.m.

April Shows

Asteroid Mission Extreme
Narrated by Sigourney Weaver

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit others.  Explore what it would take for astronauts to reach an asteroid and how such an adventure could benefit humankind.   

April 5, 2018
7:00 p.m.

April 19, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Life of Trees
The Adventures of Dolores and Mike

In Life of Trees a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Taking the perspective of insects, the full dome film reveals the magic of the microcosm.

April 14, 2018
11:00 a.m.

May Shows

From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA

Journey from NASA’s test facilities all the way to Pluto and experience the excitement of today’s space missions.
Immerse yourself in the adventures and extremes of spacecraft engineering—from the design of missions like the James Webb Space Telescope and New Horizons, to the rigors of testing, launch, and space operations.
When humans dare to dream, we create truly amazing things.

May 3, 2018
7:00 p.m.

May 17, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Perfect Little Planet

In “Perfect Little Planet,” a family from another star system is doing just that — looking for the perfect vacation spot as they travel through our solar system. Join them and see the solar system from a distinctly different point of view. Soar over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive down the ice cliffs of Uranus’ moon Miranda at breath-taking speeds. Sail through the beautiful rings of Saturn and dare the ferocious lightning storms on Jupiter. Which destination would you choose? 

May 12, 2018
11:00 a.m.

Astronomy 101

This is a course for stargazers and those that like to ponder the mysteries of the universe.  Using the planetarium, this program for adults and older teens will present an introduction to planetary, stellar and galactic astronomy as well as introduce a basic understanding of our night sky and the many celestial objects found within.  Astronomer and educator Jason T. Archer will be your guide and help you understand the workings of our night sky, the bodies of our solar system, and the properties and make up of stars, galaxies and galactic evolution. 

May 16
(Session 1 of 2)
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

May 23
(Session 2 of 2)
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

To Register:

860 652.7253

*Note that the Planetarium office can not take reservations.
It must be done through the
Adult & Continuing Education Office.

We look forward to seeing you under the stars of our dome.
Jason Archer,
Jan 30, 2018, 12:17 PM