Available Shows:

All shows listed are available on request for group bookings. Selected shows are screened during public Planetarium programs, with Planetarium programs per montly period available on request, or on the Planetarium Facebook Page.

 

The Search for Life: Are We Alone?

Available on request for group bookings

A search from the depths of the Earth’s oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos

Narrated by Harrison Ford and created in collaboration with NASA, the American Museum of Natural History’s The Search for Life: Are We Alone? Explores this intriguing question, taking visitors on a fascinating journey through time and space. From the depths of the Earth’s oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos, The Search for Life explores the links between life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets.

Produced by American Museum of Natural History

Suitable for general audiences

Search for life

 

Our Living Climate

Available on request for group bookings

Discover the history of climate change on Earth

Our Living Climate is an engaging full-dome primer about the history of climate change on Earth.

The presentation helps audiences understand how scientists study constant climate change and how we, as humans, have the opportunity to impact the climate, for better or worse.

Produced by Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks Museum, Museum Victoria

Suitable for school groups ages 10-16 and general audiences

Our living climate

 

Journey to the Stars

Available on request for group bookings

Journey to the Stars features extraordinary images from telescopes and stunning scientific visualizations. The show launches visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars, including our own Sun. The show was produced by the American Museum of Natural History and is narrated by Whoopi Goldberg

Journey to the Stars

 

Fragile Planet

Available on request for group bookings

Travel 120 million light years to rediscover home

Fragile Planet gives audiences an astronaut’s view of Earth, highlighting Earth’s unique regions. The journey then continues to the Moon, Mars, and beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might host extra-terrestrial life.

Produced by the California Academy of Sciences Visualization Studio

Narrated by Sigourney Weaver

Suitable for school groups and general audiences

Fragile Planet

 

Cosmic Collisions

Available on request for group bookings

A virtual reality experience so powerful you can feel the impact

Cosmic Collisions was produced by the American Museum of Natural History and is narrated by Robert Redford. The show illustrates that cosmic collisions are a universal force of nature, both destructive and creative. It provides an extraordinary view of these events that have shaped our world and universe.

Cosmic Collisions

 

Passport to the Universe

Available on request for group bookings

An unforgettable voyage

Taking audiences on an unforgettable voyage of billions of light years, Passport to the Universe, narrated by Tom Hanks, is an incredible journey from our home planet and the Milky Way galaxy to the edge of the Universe.

Produced by American Museum of Natural History

Suitable for school groups and general audiences

Passport to the Universe

 

Dark Matter Mystery

Available on request for group bookings.

This planetarium show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery?

Dark Matter Mystery

 

Dark

Available on request for group bookings.

The search for Dark Matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time. It explores why the new Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder Telescope will be so important in this scientific quest. We journey through completely immersive visualisations of Dark Matter. It sounds like Science Fiction, but it’s not. It’s the real stuff. Real Data, seen in this way for the very first time. DARK is an adventure to the very edges of contemporary cosmology and data visualisation, telling a complex scientific story with a touch of humanity – for an intelligent audience.

Dark

 

Nanocam

Available on request for group bookings.

You shrink to the size of an insect and fly you through the eye of a needle.

Nanocam is a microscopic joyride into the five kingdoms of living things. With the latest 3D animation technology it offers a unique, motivating, didactic and funny approach to living things that has never been seen like this before.

The perfect show to celebrate United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, stimulate interest into science and evoke an investigative spirit among young people.

Nanocam is an invitation to think about what life is.

Produced by El Exilio

Suitable for school groups and family audiences

Nanocam

 

Cosmic Castaways

Available on request for group bookings.

There are places where the night sky has no constellations.

No Orion, no Big Dipper, nothing but a few lonely, far away stars and a few faint, ghostly patches of light. Most stars lie within the crowded boundaries of galaxies, travelling with their brothers and sisters in a vast galactic family. But some find themselves on their own, deep within voids between the galaxies. These are the cosmic castaways.

This 2K show is an original production of the Ward Beecher Planetarium and is based on the research of YSU’s resident astrophysicists Dr. John Feldmeier and Dr. Patrick Durrell.

Cosmic Castaways

 

From Earth to the Universe

Available on request for group bookings.

From Earth to the Universe is a journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes. The show was produced for the ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitor Centre.

The show is also available in Afrikaans.

From Earth to the Universe

CONTACT US

Bookings and General enquiries:  Mrs Yolandie Loots

  T: +27 51 401 9751
E: FickY@ufs.ac.za

Planetarium Director: Prof Matie Hoffman 
T: +27 51 401 2924
     E: HoffmaMJ@ufs.ac.za

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