In-Dome Shows

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.

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. All tickets must be purchased on-line.

Distant Worlds - Alien Life?

SOLD OUT!!!!

Date: January 26 @ 7:00 pm

Distant Worlds -- Alien Life? is a beautiful planetarium film exploring one of the most enduring questions of humankind -- are we alone? For millennia our ancestors watched the stars, questioning the origin and nature of what they saw. Still today we ask these questions, knowing that the Universe is a vast place filled with billions and billions of stars and planets -- but yet, Earth is the only planet we know for sure to be inhabited.

Before the show live presenter takes you on a journey into the celestial sights above featuring the stars, constellations, planets and nebulae of the seasonal night sky. No two shows are ever the same.

Ages 8 to Adult

"Distant Worlds - Alien Life?", originally "Ferne Welten - fremdes Leben?", is a joint production by the planetariums in Münster, Bochum, Kiel, Mannheim, Osnabrück und Wolfsburg, produced at LWL-Planetarium Münster. It was produced by a consortium of German planetariums, and was directed by Björn Voß from Münster Planetarium.

Forward to the Moon

Date: February 16 @ 7:00 pm

Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters launches us on a journey beyond the Earth towards a sustainable future in space. NASA’s 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe. Before the show we'll tour the night sky above.

Before the show live presenter takes you on a journey into the celestial sights above featuring the stars, constellations, planets and nebulae of the seasonal night sky. No two shows are ever the same.

Ages 8 to Adult


Produced by Fiske Planetarium in collaboration with TEND Studio with support from the Network for Exploration and Space Science (NESS). Film made possible with funding by NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) and Lockheed Martin.

Unveiling the Invisible Universe

Date: March 23 @ 7:00 pm

For thousands of years the humans observed the light coming from the night sky with their eyes. In the beginning of the 17th century, the invention of the telescope by Galileo revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe. Finally, in the 20th century with the advent of rockets, it became possible to go above the earth’s atmosphere and observe X-ray and gamma ray radiation which are the marks of the hot and violent Universe. But it is not only light that can give us information about the cosmos. Neutrinos and cosmic rays also provide vital information. Finally, the detection by the LIGO experiment of gravitational waves from two merging black holes opened a new window in astrophysics. This video presents images of the cosmos as revealed by all these different messengers.

Before the show live presenter takes you on a journey into the celestial sights above featuring the stars, constellations, planets and nebulae of the seasonal night sky. No two shows are ever the same.

Ages 8 to Adult

Forces of Nature

Date: April 20 @ 7:00 pm

Examining three common natural disasters and the scientists who study them, this documentary begins on the Caribbean island of Montserrat during a 1995 volcano explosion, where scientist Dr. Marie Edmonds explains her research on how to predict future eruptions. A deadly 1999 Turkish earthquake that killed more than 17,000 people is also discussed by a geophysicist, and finally a team of tornado chasers is followed as they endanger their lives in the name of research.

Get up close and personal to nature's most powerful and extreme forces. Cameras capture erupting volcanoes, devastating earthquakes, and powerful storms as a team of scientists travels the world in an attempt to figure out what causes these dangerous, yet undeniably thrilling natural occurrences.

Narrated by Kevin Bacon.

Before the show live presenter takes you on a journey into the celestial sights above featuring the stars, constellations, planets and nebulae of the seasonal night sky. No two shows are ever the same.

Ages 8 to Adult

Satelix

Date: May 18 @ 7:00 pm

They are with us all day. When we wake up, go to school, to work or for a trip, and when we spend time with our families in the evening, too. And at night? In the darkness of the night, they guard us while we sleep. Without them, we would not have navigation in our cars or mobile phones, accurate weather forecasts, and in fact many everyday items, either. Do you ask who they are? None other than artificial satellites!

We used to wander around the continents and the oceans to expand to every corner of our planet. Not long ago, like heavenly riders, we conquered Earth’s atmosphere. And now… now we are becoming wanderers in a new vast world called the universe. Satellite technologies help us every day. They are the symbol of international cooperation across the continents. And they might enable us to live on this planet for another millennium. You don’t believe it?

Before the show live presenter takes you on a journey into the celestial sights above featuring the stars, constellations, planets and nebulae of the seasonal night sky. No two shows are ever the same.

Ages 8 to Adult

This show was created as an intellectual output from the project "Universe to reach? In Planetarium!" under project number 2018-CZ01-KA204-048057.