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Taylor Planetarium

Join us for a breathtaking view of the cosmos!

The Taylor Planetarium at Museum of the Rockies offers Digistar 4K digital projection on a 40-foot dome. Developed by Evans & Sutherland, this state-of-the-art projection system allows visitors to experience our universe and our world in vivid colors, dramatic motion and brilliant displays of light. Each show runs for approximately 30 minutes. We suggest getting to your seat 10 minutes before showtime as the doors close precisely on the hour.

 

November 29 – December 31*

Monday – Friday
11 a.m. | Season of Light    
1 p.m. | Birth of Planet Earth
3 p.m. | Season of Light  (*This 3 p.m. show will not be run on December 24, 2019, due to the early museum holiday closure.)

Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m.  |  The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
11 a.m.  |  Season of Light
Noon | Capcom Go!
1 p.m. | Birth of Planet Earth
2 p.m. | The Big Sky Tonight
3 p.m. | Season of Light
4 p.m. | Capcom Go!

Season of Light
Join us again for the Taylor Planetarium original holiday show! Learn about many holiday customs that make the winter more festive. Yule logs, Christmas trees, the Hanukkah Menorah, luminaries, and Santa Claus were all taken from different cultures to fill the dark months of the year with more light.

NEW! Birth of Planet Earth
Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our own. This show explores some of the most important questions in science today. How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?

Capcom Go!
This immersive, historical documentary showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers, and dreamers of the future.

The Big Sky Tonight
What is in your Big Sky tonight? This fall we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 12 mission and talk about the upcoming Mercury transit. We’ll also be pointing out the constellations and some deep-sky objects to enjoy as the skies grow darker and the nights become cooler!

The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (Children’s Show)
Adventure through the solar system in the Cardboard Rocket! Travel with two children and their navigator, the talking astronomy book. Visit the Sun, the planets, the Moon, and more. A perfect show for our younger astronomers.


January 2 – May 22, 2020

Monday – Friday
11 a.m. | Supervolcanoes
1 p.m. | Chasing the Ghost Particle
3 p.m. | Supervolcanoes

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. | The Little Star That Could
11 a.m. | Supervolcanoes
12 p.m. | Supervolcanoes
1 p.m. | Chasing the Ghost Particle
2 p.m. | The Big Sky Tonight
3 p.m. | Supervolcanoes
4 p.m. | Chasing the Ghost Particle

Supervolcanoes
Monday – Friday | 11a.m. & 3 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday | 11 a.m., 12 & 3 p.m.
We are bringing back a popular show for the 40th anniversary of the Mount Saint Helens explosion (May 18, 1980). Explore the rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks beneath the surface of the Earth. The story of these big blowouts is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. In this unique and immersive experience, you will explore the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a supervolcano erupt in our time? The answer to that question is surprisingly close to home. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe
Monday – Friday | 1 p.m.
​Saturday & Sunday | 1 & 4 p.m.
Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, scientists are detecting and using tiny and elusive particles called neutrinos to explore the insides of stars and galaxies. These ghostly neutrinos give us an exclusive look into exploding stars and black holes. You will get stunning views of the most remote locations on Earth, to the unexplored regions of the cosmos on a journey you will never forget.

The Big Sky Tonight
​Saturday & Sunday | 2 p.m.
The skies are full of bright stars and familiar constellations We will investigate winter and spring stars, planets, constellations, and a few fun, deep space objects for those who want to know where to point their optics. The winter version of our show will run through March 16 and you will see supernova remnants and planets. The spring version begins on March 21 and you will be looking at galaxies and asterisms. This is an original MOR production and includes live narration.

The Little Star That Could (Children’s Show)
​Saturday & Sunday | 10 a.m.
Join us for a story about an average yellow star on a search for planets of his own to warm and protect. Along his way, he encounters other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars can combine to form clusters and galaxies. Eventually, the Little Star finds his planets, and each is introduced to you along

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