MOR Stellar Performances

Taylor Planetarium

Join us for a breathtaking view of the cosmos!

The Taylor Planetarium at Museum of the Rockies joins only a handful of planetariums in the world that offer advanced, Digistar 5 projection technologies. 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 24 - December 24 & December 26 - 31
Monday - Friday

11 am | Season of Light
1 pm | Escher's Universe
3 pm | Season of Light

Saturday - Sunday
10 am | One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
11 am | Season of Light
1 pm | Escher's Universe
2 pm | Beyond the Stars
3 pm | Season of Light
4 pm | Escher's Universe

The Hot and Energetic Universe
This show presents the fascinating world of High Energy Astrophysics as it plays a key role in understanding our hot and mighty universe. High Energy Astrophysics probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies and super-massive black holes in the centers of galaxies. Learn about your hot and energetic universe through striking images and realistic, immersive visualizations!

Beyond the Stars
In our live night sky show, we’ll take a look at where you can find the planets and the constellations. We’ll also look a little deeper into the skies and identify what can you find with binoculars and telescopes. This fall, we’ll continue our popular tours of the night sky.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure*
Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, North Star, the sun, and the moon. This show is excellent for our younger viewers as it aims to nurture a child’s natural sense of wonder about the night sky. * This will be the final showing of One World One Sky in the Taylor Planetarium.

Escher’s Universe – New Show!
Join us on a virtual trip to Maurits Cornelis Escher’s studio where his most iconic works are displayed. From this intimate and emotional place, we’ll visit Escher’s particular universe, and be surprised by his ability to join science and art. We will see his use of mathematics, astronomy, optics, crystallography, and geometry to explain very complex concepts addressed by Cosmology artistically.

Season of Light
If you haven’t seen this show in our digital planetarium, make sure to check out its all-new look! 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. 

All shows and times are subject to change without notice.


January 2 – February 16
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. | SEEING: A Photon’s Journey Across Space and Mind
 1 p.m. | Escher’s Universe
 3 p.m. | SEEING: A Photon’s Journey Across Space and Mind

Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. | The Little Star That Could
11 a.m. | SEEING: A Photon’s Journey Across Space and Mind
 1 p.m. | Escher’s Universe
 2 p.m. | Beyond the Stars
 3 p.m. | SEEING: A Photon’s Journey Across Space and Mind
 4 p.m. | Escher’s Universe

 

February 17 – May 25
Monday – Friday
11 a.m., 1, & 3 p.m. | Faster Than Light

Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. | The Little Star That Could
11 a.m. | Faster Than Light
1 p.m. | Faster Than Light
2 p.m. | Beyond the Stars
3 p.m. | Faster Than Light
4 p.m. | Faster Than Light

New! SEEING: A Photon’s Journey Across Space and Mind
This show uses animations and video to teach how human vision works. Imagery from all over the world including humanity, landscapes, skyscapes, wildlife, and space are the backdrop for photo-realistic animations to create the story of a photon’s journey from the belly of a star, across the galaxy, to a young stargazer’s eye. The photon’s journey is completed when its energy is converted into an electrochemical impulse that then travels the neuropathways of the brain and the various centers that create the image the mind sees. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Escher’s Universe
Join us on a virtual trip to Maurits Cornelis Escher’s studio where his most iconic works are displayed. From this intimate and emotional place, we’ll visit Escher’s particular universe, and be surprised by his ability to join science and art. We will see his use of mathematics, astronomy, optics, crystallography, and geometry to artistically explain very complex concepts addressed by Cosmology.

New! Faster Than Light
Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we fi nd one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? This show dazzles with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future. They are based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next-generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics. How far can our technology take us? Narrated by Sean Bean.

Beyond the Stars
In our live night sky show, we’ll take a look at where you can find the planets and the constellations – but we also want to look a little deeper into the skies. What can you find with binoculars and telescopes? In winter, we will be looking at many open clusters along the Milky Way. In spring, we will shift to the distant galaxies.

The Little Star That Could (Children’s show)
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, Little Star finds his planets, and each is introduced to your child along with basic information about the solar system.

EXHIBIT DETAILS

EXHIBIT DATES

Permanent Exhibit - See schedule on this page.

Location

Museum Lobby

Admission

Included with Museum admission.

Exhibit Photos

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