Pubilc shows are offered on select Thursday evenings each month in our 70 seat, 40-foot domed planetarium. Enjoy a tour of the stars, constellations and planets of the current sky featuring unique space events and award winning fulldome space movies.
Tickets can only be purchased on-line via: https://glastonburyplanetarium.ticketleap.com or in-person on the day of the show. Please do not call the GEHMS office to purchase tickets. Doors to the planetarium will open about 30 minutes before the advertised show time. Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the show begins as the presentation starts promptly and there is NO LATE ADMITTANCE due to the dark conditions in the planetarium. We look forward to inpiring you with the wonders of the universe.
Thursday, August 24, 2023 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 7, 2023 7:00 pm
There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos … and our imaginations. Travel to a place where the laws of energy, force, motion, and time are pushed to the limit. Experience one of the most exciting applications of astronomy, mathematics, and physics in an immersive experience like no other. Zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull? Prior to the show, we'll tour the seasonal stars, planets and constellations of the night sky. Tickets
Thursday, October 12, 2023 7:00 pm
A journey through space and time, Mars: One Thousand One is a fictional account of the IRIS 1 first manned mission to Mars. Enjoy a front-row seat as you experience an unprecedented 1,001-day expedition, encountering the challenges and adventure of space travel. After spending nearly seven months navigating to Mars, the crew successfully lands and conducts a number of experiments to learn if life on Mars is a possibility before splashing down and welcomed home by an elated planet Earth. Join us to experience this visual spectacle, going inside the spaceship as it traverses the universe. Witness the effects of artificial gravity on the crew and even dodge a solar storm that threatens the expedition’s trek towards Mars. Prior to the show, we'll tour the seasonal stars, planets and constellations of the night sky. Tickets
Space Opera w Ops 32 "The Planets"
Thursday, November 9, 2023 7:00 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk
Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:00 pm
Travel back in time through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous geological periods in search of the ancestors of modern-day birds, the feathered dinosaurs. Join a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly, as they travel back in time navigating from continent to continent, exploring an Earth teeming with dinosaurs in search for clues on the origins of flight. Racing against time, they paraglide through ancient skies with Quetzalcoatlus, flee from raptors and traverse deserts with Argentinosaurus. They walk through rain forests, climb ice cliffs, sail over primordial seas and parachute into a huge sinkhole in their search for the first flying birds. When time runs out they even experience first-hand the cataclysmic ‘final day' of the dinosaurs. Prior to the show, we'll tour the seasonal stars, planets and constellations of the night sky.
2024 Solar Eclipse Show
Thursday, April 4, 2024 7:00 pm
Get ready for the solar eclipse occuring on April 8th. A total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Learn about the science of eclipses, how to view and our history with these once thought to be omens of disaster.
Schedule is subject to change.