The University of Arizona

Planetarium & Laser Show Schedule

Holiday Schedule, 11/28 - 1/11

Schedule starts Friday, Novemeber 11th
2:00* Show starts 12/12
 

Monday

 

2:00 p.m.* Season of Light

Tuesday

 

2:00 p.m.* Season of Light
4:00 p.m. Tucson Sky & Beyond

Wednesday

2:00 p.m.* Season of Light
4:00 p.m. Dynamic Earth

Thursday

2:00 p.m.* Season of Light
4:00 p.m. Touring the Solar System
5:00 p.m. Laser Holiday
6:00 p.m. Magic Tree House Space Mission
7:00 p.m. Season of Light
8:00 p.m. Dynamic Earth

Friday

2:00 p.m.* Season of Light
4:00 p.m. Touring the Solar System
5:00 p.m. Laser Holiday
6:00 p.m. Back to the Moon for Good
7:00 p.m. Season of Light
8:00 p.m. Dynamic Earth
9:00 p.m. Laser Holiday

Saturday

12:00 p.m. Magic Tree House Space Mission
1:00 p.m. Touring the Solar System
2:00 p.m. Season of Light
3:00 p.m. IBEX
4:00 p.m. Magic Tree House Space Mission
5:00 p.m. Back to the Moon for Good
6:00 p.m. Laser Holiday
7:00 p.m. Season of Light
8:00 p.m. Dynamic Earth
9:00 p.m. The Wall

Sunday

12:00 p.m. Legends of the Night Sky
1:00 p.m. Magic Tree House Space Mission
2:00 p.m. Season of Light
3:00 p.m. Touring the Solar System
4:00 p.m. Dynamic Earth

*Starts 12/12

Back to the Moon for Good - Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon forty years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.
Type of Show: FullDome film followed by a live star talk
Recommended for:  4th grade and up

IBEX - Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System. Designed for visitors with an appreciation for the challenges of space science and a desire to learn more about science research, the show follows the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). Audiences will get an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary. Narrated by two inquisitive teenagers, audiences will hear from the scientists and engineers that developed the IBEX mission and created the spacecraft, and get the latest updates on the mission’s discoveries.
Type of Show: FullDome movie followed by a live star talk
Recommended for:  6th grade and up

Legends of the Night Sky - Take a lighthearted and imaginative look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion or the constellations of Perseus and Andromeda.
Type of Show: Laser animation followed by a live star talk
Recommended for:  Kinder to 8th grade

Magic Tree House Space Mission - Based on the popular children’s book series, in Magic Tree House® Space Mission, a mysterious “M” sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. Aligned with early elementary information skills learning objectives, this beautifully-produced show is a winner with Magic Tree House® fans of all ages and school audiences alike.
Type of Show: FullDome film followed by a live star talk
Recommended for:  Kinder to 3rd

Tucson Sky and Beyond - This is our "classic" night sky show, but not like you remember it! Take a relaxing look at the night sky as one of our skilled "Console Captains" gives you a guided tour of the stars, planets, constellations and current events happening in the night sky. This live show is never the same and there is always a surprise in store
Type of Show: Live FullDome Presentation
Recommended for:  All ages, show can be tailored to your grade level

Touring the Planets - Zoom away from planet Earth and take a guided tour through the Solar System! In this show we stop by each of the planets and learn why they are unique.  We’ll even explore moons, asteroids, the Milky Way and beyond. Hold on, this is one fun ride.
Type of Show: Live FullDome Presentation
Recommended for:  All ages, show can be tailored to your grade level

Season of Light- An updated “fulldome” version of a holiday classic, this show traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest.  Audiences will learn a selection of Northern hemisphere winter constellations, and find out why we have the seasons. Season of Light is visually rich, culturally inclusive, musically satisfying, and soothing as a warm drink on a cold winter's night!
Type of Show: FullDome movie followed by a live star talk
Recommended for:  All ages

Dynamic Earth - The award-winning Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Narrated by Liam Neeson.
Type of Show: FullDome film followed by a live star talk
Recommended for:  3rd grade and up