Show Descriptions

Stars - A Visually Stunning Journey Dynamic Earth - Exploring Earth's climate engine
 

Planetarium Star Theatre 

This list is the Space Centre's library of all shows; however, not all will be playing at any given time. Information includes suggested audience age. Show Schedule
 
 
Back To The Moon For Good (Age 10+)
This 25-minute digital film that highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider's look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history. The film begins with a tour through the history of lunar exploration, tracing back to the 1960s and 1970s. We hear from some of the teams racing to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The audience is taken on a successful launch, landing and tour of the lunar surface. The show ends with an enticing visualization of a future settlement on the moon.  
 
Dynamic Earth (Age 10+)
Imagine the Earth is a machine; a system of cogs and motors powered by the Sun. But our world didn't come with an owner's manual. How does it operate? What are the inner workings of this grand and elaborate system known as planet Earth? And, why is it so conducive to life? Explore the winds, the oceans, and the forces of nature that shape Earth's great life support system. Learn what makes our world so dynamic . . . and what ruined our sister planet, Venus. Narrated by Liam Neeson.  
 
Realm Of Light (Age 10+)
With astonishing, never-seen-before full-dome images, Realm Of Light takes us on an amazing journey through space and time, telling the story of life and its evolution from the Big Bang until the modern age of man. Realm Of Light is a poetic and phenomenal adventure underscored with breathtaking music and sound effects - it is a truly unique full-dome experience for the whole family that will amaze and inspire people of all ages through its reflection on the light that lives inside everything that exists.
 
Stars (Age 10+)
See stars like you've never seem them before. We will take you on a visually stunning journey through the life of a star, from its birth in a stellar nursery to the majestic pulse of a neutron star. Follow the star dust.
  
Surfing the Solar System (Age 8+)
See the Solar System as you’ve never seen it before – leave Earth behind to tour some of the most intriguing destinations in our Solar System and find out more about some of the latest discoveries about our neighbouring planets. You will even have a chance to see Earth from the perspective of astronauts on the International Space Station.
 
The Sky Tonight (Age 8+)
Find out which stars and planets will be visible in the Vancouver night sky.  
 
 
 
 

GroundStation Canada Theatre

This list is the Space Centre's library of all shows; however, not all will be playing at any given time. Information includes suggested audience age. Show Schedule  
 
 
Colour of Fire (Age 8+)
We'll try not to set the theatre on fire as we find out how astronomers learn about stars.  
 
Cosmic Glue (Age 10+)
Hold onto your seats! We'll be discussing Newton's and Einstein's perspectives on gravity and how astronomers use gravity to study the Universe.   
 
Day in Space (Age 6+)
What exactly do astronauts do up there? Find out what it takes to live and work in space.  

 
Dizzying Heights (Age 8+)
Which way is up? Find out how astronauts keep their lunch down as they float in space.  
 
Planet Hunters (Age 8+)
What would be the most important scientific discovery of all time? Finding life beyond Earth. Discover more about planet-hunting techniques astronomers use and their quest for finding signs of life in the Universe. 
 
Rocket Lab (Age 8+) 
3 . 2 . 1 . . . This time it is rocket science.  
 
Space: A Dangerous Place (Age 6+)
Ever wonder what would happen if you went into space without a space suit? 
 
Summer Hours
Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm
 
Friday & Saturday Evenings
Planetarium 7:30pm & 9:00pm
Observatory 8:00pm - 12:00am
 
Closed during Fireworks
Saturday evening August 1
due to Celebration of Light

 

 
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