Public Shows

 Public Show Schedule

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

New shows featuring our NEW LIVE Space Show!
See the celestial sights of the Fall sky and fly through the solar system,
Milky Way and beyond in an all new planetarium experience.  

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

Showing this Fall!


The Sun - Our Living Star

October 4 & 18, 2018
7:00 pm


The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilizations. Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience
never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format.



From Europe to the Stars

November 1 & 29, 2018
7:00 pm


Europe to the Stars takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology and the people. Discover the European Southern Observatory in a story of cosmic curiosity, courage and perseverance; a story of observing a Universe of deep mysteries and hidden secrets; and a story of designing, building and operating the most powerful ground-based telescopes on the planet. The movie focuses on the essential aspects of an astronomical observatory, while offering a broader view of how astronomy is done. From site-testing to locate the best places in the world for observing the sky, to how telescopes are built and what mysteries of the Universe astronomers are revealing.


Tales of the Mayan Skies

December 6 & 20, 2018
7:00 pm


Immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichén Itzá, Mexico, the “seventh wonder of the modern world.” Listen to the story of the ancient Maya civilization.  With unprecedented realism, “Tales of the Maya Skies” immerses us in Maya science, art and mythology, using full-dome digital technology to transport us back into the world of the Maya. The show inspires and educates through its description of the Maya’s accurate astronomical achievements and how astronomy connected them to the universe.



Public Show Ticket Information

The planetarium seats 80.  Tickets are required for our public shows as seating is limited.  We recommend that you purchase your tickets on-line but you can purchase tickets at the door via a credit card.  We are not able to handle cash transactions. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.  Seating is on a first-come basis.  No late arrivals! We cannot admit guests after show has started so please arrive on time.

Our planetariums shows are open to all ages but here are some things to consider.  Weather and time permitting we will include telescope viewing.  Dress appropriately for the weather.  All guests should be comfortable with sitting in the dark for an extended period of time.  We want everyone to have a great time and be inspired by the awesomeness of the universe. 

Please contact us at planetarium@glastonburyus.org or (860) 652-7925 with questions.

Show titles and times are subject to change without notice.