Geeks vs. Nerds: Aliens vs. Predators

October 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
The debate team Geeks vs. Nerds is back to debate a decades old question: Which extraterrestrial alien is superior, the Xenomorphs from "Alien" or the Yautjas from "Predator"? Cheer on your favourite alien species as two comedic debate teams spar in the Planetarium Star Theatre!
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Record Club: Radiohead's OK Computer

September 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Record Club is back at the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre. This time celebrating the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s legendary OK Computer!
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Grade 10 Field Trips

Available Thursday and Friday

Planetarium Show

Cosmology 101
How did it all begin? What is the Big Bang Theory and what does this theory suggest about an end to our universe? Are there universes other than the one we live in? How do scientists even attempt to answer these mind-blowing questions? We’ll talk about some of the biggest questions about the universe and leave your students with even more questions to explore.

Grade 9 Field Trips

Available Thursday and Friday

Planetarium Show

Astronomer’s Periodic Table
Where do elements come from and how are they cycled through the universe? Students will discover more about the origins of elements and the periodic table, and how matter is cycled through the universe.

Grade 7 Field Trips

Available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 
Social Studies and English Language Arts Focus

Planetarium Shows

Stories in the Stars 
Constellations are more than just connect-the-dot shapes - they reveal stories told over centuries that connect us to the cultures that created them. While many familiar stories come from Greek and Roman mythology, almost every culture told stories. In this live show, our educators will weave you through time and place and through stories in the stars.

Located next to the Space Centre, the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory features a 1/2 metre Cassegrain telescope to help you observe the skies around Vancouver. From planets to moons to star clusters, explore the most awe-inspiring views of the universe around you. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic interpretive staff will be on-hand to guide your experience and answer questions.


Saturday nights, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Admission is by donation.