Complete Show List
|Show Title||Description||Time||Recommended Audience|
|Astronaut: The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject “Chad,” our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.||30 minutes||Recommended for all audiences|
|Awesome Light: Discoveries from the Telescopes of Mauna Kea: Mt. SAC is excited to have our telescope observatory open throughout the year. Find out what discoveries can be made with telescopes by experiencing the observatories in Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Chase asteroids with NASA’s Infrared Telescope, watch supernovae through the giant 2.2 meter optical telescope, and share stories with the astronomers of tomorrow.||45 minutes||Recommended for audiences 8+|
|Changing Skies||Changing Skies: Discover changes in the sky, from the phases of the moon, to how the sun and stars move from season to season and day to day. See how these changes occur by better understanding earth, the sun and our solar system. (Aligned with the 3rd Grade California State Curriculum||50 minutes||Recommended for Ages 7+|
|Cosmic Comets: Comets – the dirty snowballs of the universe. Where do they come from? What did the ancients think about these mysterious objects? How does a comet die? Cosmic Comets is a full-dome planetarium experience where you'll fly through space and investigate these phenomena seen for centuries.||40 minutes||Recommended for all audiences|
|Dawn of the Space Age : From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of man's first steps into space. - Staff favorite||35 min||Recommended for ages 6+|
|Deep Space: Binocular Astronomy - Explore the night sky as never before at the Mt. SAC-Randall Planetarium. With a real
astronomer as your guide, point your binoculars* at stunning star clusters, distant
galaxies and beautiful nebulas.
|50 minutes||Recommended for ages 6+|
Dynamic Earth: Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into rolling volcanoes.
|30 minutes||Recommended for all audiences|
Earth, Moon, Sun: Coyote has a razor-sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character (adapted from American Indian oral traditions) in a fast-paced and fun full dome
|30 minutes||Recommended for all ages|
|Earth Quake: Take a breathtaking tour of our ever-active planet. Fly to sites of historic earthquakes
and envision a future made safer from seismic events. - Prepare to be moved!-
|30 minutes||Recommended for all ages|
|Explore: Explore is an odyssey to the red planet, seen through the lens of human history and scientific development. Join us for the story of humanity's fascination with the stars.||30 minutes||Reccomended for ages 7+|
|From Earth to the Universe: The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe.||40 minutes||Reccomended for ages 7+|
|Halloween Happenings: Spooky things are happening in the night sky! Embark on a journey to ghostly nebulas and scary supernovas in the planetarium!||30 minutes||Recommended for ages 8+|
||30 minutes||Recommended for all ages|
|Larry Cat in Space: Take off on a lunar adventure with a curious stowaway cat!
||35 minutes||Recommended for preschool age children|
Legends of the Night Sky: Orion -Join us for an imaginative look at the stories and legends about Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky.
|35 minutes||Recommended for children 5-12 years|
|One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure: Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon.||30 minutes||Recommended for preschool age children|
|Outer Limits New Horizons - Voyage to Pluto: Why is Pluto now called a dwarf planet? What is it like on the surface? What do we know about this distant world? Rediscover Pluto in Outer Limits: New Horizons' Voyage to Pluto, a new full-dome planetarium show, which will take viewers on a flight to the outer reaches of the solar system.||30 minutes||Recommended for Ages 7+|
|Rockin' under the Stars: Experience astronomy with a beat! You'll be mesmerized by these astronomy inspired music videos programmed by Mt. SAC students. You may be swallowed by a black hole, or even take a ride on a roller coaster.||30 minutes||Recommended for Ages 8+|
|Romance of the Stars: Enjoy a romantic evening under the stars while listening to legends of love written in the constellations above.||40 minutes||Recommended for ages 13+|
|Season of Light: Celebrate the holidays across the world from the twinkling light of the Bethlehem star to the flickering Hanukkah Menorah!||50 minutes||Recommended for Ages 6+|
|Secret of the Cardboard Rocket: Two children are on the adventure of a lifetime when they build a rocket out of cardboard. They go on an exciting journey through the solar system using nothing but an astronomy book, their own imaginations, and the magic of the cardboard rocket.||30 minutes||Recommended for kids 3-7 years|
|Secrets of the Sun: Learn all about our Sun, how it was formed, how it produces light and energy and how it will end!||30 minutes||Recommended for Ages 8+|
|Star Tales: Listen to the stories behind the stars and constellations and planets you can see tonight and learn how to find them from your own backyard.||50 minutes||Recommended for Ages 6+|
|Stars of the Pharaohs: Travel to Egypt and see the stars as the pharaohs did. Discover how the Egyptians used the stars to make calendars, align buildings and even reach the afterlife!||50 minutes||Recommended for Ages 8+|
|Tales of the Maya Skies: Immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichén Itzá, Mexico, the “seventh wonder of the modern world.” Take a journey back in time to the jungles of Mexico and hear the stories of the ancient Maya civilization. Experience Tales of the Maya Skies.||50 minutes||Recommended for all audiences|
|Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope: Who invented the telescope? How do they work? What can we see with them? Where should I point my telescope? Discover all this and more in the full dome production Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope.||50 minutes||Recommended for Ages 6-14|
|Voyage of the Planets: Learn all about the solar system, where the planets are and how they move around the Sun as we blast off from Earth's surface in our ship and tour the planets! (Aligned with the 5th Grade California State Curriculum)||50 minutes||Recommended for Ages 6+|
Wonders of the Universe: Take a breathtaking journey back in time to witness the Big Bang, and the formation of stars and galaxies. Then travel back to the Milky Way to view our solar system as never been seen before!
(Optional English subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing audiences)
|40 minutes||Recommended for Ages 6+|