Upcoming Shows and Times

All shows start with a tour of the nighttime sky as well as some other amazing sights in space using our full-dome Digistar 5 projection system (manufactured by Evans & Sutherland). Many of these are following by a professionally produced dull-dome multimedia shows on various exciting astronomical topics. Throughout the year some of our shows are more extensive nighttime sky tours, giving even more details about the constellations, stars, and planets that you can currently see in the sky.

  1. "Eclipse 2017-Our Star, Our Sun" »

    Thursday Jun 1

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    On August 21, 2017 we will have a great opportunity - weather permitting - to view a solar eclipse. From here in Radford, when our moon passes in front of our sun, we will see 96% of our sun covered. Join us as we explore our own star with the 20-minute full dome show "Sunstruck" from the Michigan Science Center. See what makes our sun shine, learn about sunspots , and how processes deep in the sun influence so much of our lives. We will then explore the geometry of various eclipses, including that of our upcoming eclipse, and will even take a peek at our sun if the sky is clear (using special solar viewing glasses).
  2. "Eclipse 2017 - Our Star, Our Sun" »

    Thursday Jun 8

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    On August 21, 2017 we will have a great opportunity - weather permitting - to view a solar eclipse. From here in Radford, when our moon passes in front of our sun, we will see 96% of our sun covered. Join us as we explore our own star with the 20-minute full dome show "Sunstruck" from the Michigan Science Center. See what makes our sun shine, learn about sunspots , and how processes deep in the sun influence so much of our lives. We will then explore the geometry of various eclipses, including that of our upcoming eclipse, and will even take a peek at our sun if the sky is clear (using special solar viewing glasses).
  3. "Saturday Kids Show - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" »

    Saturday Jun 10

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Especially appropriate for younger audiences, ages 3-7 in particular! The show follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. "One, World, One Sky" is a production of Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and was produced with major support from the National Science Foundation.
  4. "Saturday Kids Show - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" »

    Saturday Jun 24

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Especially appropriate for younger audiences, ages 3-7 in particular! The show follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. "One, World, One Sky" is a production of Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and was produced with major support from the National Science Foundation.
  5. "Saturday Kids Show - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" »

    Saturday Jul 8

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Especially appropriate for younger audiences, ages 3-7 in particular! The show follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. "One, World, One Sky" is a production of Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and was produced with major support from the National Science Foundation.
  6. "Saturday Kids Show - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" »

    Saturday Jul 22

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Especially appropriate for younger audiences, ages 3-7 in particular! The show follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. "One, World, One Sky" is a production of Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and was produced with major support from the National Science Foundation.
  7. "Saturday Kids Show - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" »

    Saturday Jul 22

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Especially appropriate for younger audiences, ages 3-7 in particular! The show follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. "One, World, One Sky" is a production of Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and was produced with major support from the National Science Foundation.