Don’t have plans for this Memorial Day weekend? Well look no further.The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium has plenty for you to see! Look below for your choices and enjoy an evening with the stars!
Join James Albury, co-host of the PBS TV Show “Star Gazers” http://www.stargazersonline.org as he takes you on a personally guided tour of our night sky, using our GOTO Chronos Space Simulator. Florida Skies is our weekly star show that familiarizes you with some of the popular constellations visible from sunset to sunrise, as well as the stories behind them. We’ll also show you how and where in the sky you can find the brightest planets. (A Kika Silva Pla Planetarium production) [Show length: 60 minutes], All Ages
Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
One of the most popular Pink Floyd albums has been given the “Music 360” treatment. Music 360: Pink Floyd – The Wall transports you into the world of this most popular album using immersive computer generated graphics. It’s a show you definitely want to see! (A production of Starlight Productions) [Age: 13+, Seating: 60 people, Show length: 1 hour 10 minutes]
Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm
SpacePark360: Geodesium Edition is an immersive entertainment show for fulldome theaters — an amusement park with its rides placed throughout the solar system. It’s an educational amusement park experience of astronomical proportions! If you’re a theme park ride aficionado, you may recognize some of these famous rides… but you probably never imagined them at such extra-terrestrial locations. (A Dome3D & Loch Ness Productions Collaboration) [Available Seating: 60 seats, Show length: 38 min] All ages.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
One of Spitz’s most popular and widely distributed fulldome shows, Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water – a key ingredient for life on Earth. Featuring an original surround-format musical score, Oasis In Space will delight viewers of all ages. [Seating capacity: 60 people, Show Length: 25 minutes]
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us for the 44th anniversary celebration of the most widely acclaimed planetarium production in the world! ‘Jack Horkheimer’s Child of the Universe’ – (an original production of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium in 1972, digitally converted to be performed on the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium dome). Mankind’s search for a cosmic identity has brought him from the flattering and secure notion that the Earth was the center of the whole of creation to a cosmology so awesome that entire galaxies seem lost and insignificant. ‘Child of the Universe’ deals with the fundamental questions raised whenever humans contemplate their place in the scheme of all that exists. Cutting through theoretical arguments and technical jargon, it seeks answers not expressed in the limited vocabulary of science but in the unlimited and universal language of the heart. Winner of the International Award for Multi-Media, “Child of the Universe” has been hailed by critics as “The art form at its imaginative best,” and “A work of art that stands in a class by itself.” It seems destined to become the first planetarium production meriting the adjective “classic”. [Seating capacity: 60 people, Show Length: 55 minutes]
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Even after 35 years of laser shows, “Led Zeppelin” remains one of the most popular music shows ever performed in planetariums, neck and neck with “Pink Floyd.” Now see what Clark Planetarium Productions has done with it for the fulldome arena! This show delves further into the surrealistic environments than any other music entertainment show, transporting visitors into dozens of mood provoking settings. The motions are more calculated to heighten the transportive feeling, drawing audiences deeper into the scenes. And our planetarium dome is ideal for providing this immersive effect. During the show you’ll be treated to Led Zeppelin’s classics such as “Kashmir,” “Black Dog,” “Over the Hills and Far Away,” “Stairway to Heaven,”, “Rock and Roll.”and many others! (A Clark Planetarium Production) Admission for this “Music 360” show is $10.00 for everyone, regardless of age or Santa Fe College affiliation. [Seating capacity: 60 people, Show Length: 50 minutes, Ages: All Ages]
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm