Carl Sagan Day

November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
A celebration of astronomer, science populariser, and Planetary Society founder Carl Sagan, who was born on this day. Enjoy a featured speaker and a brand new documentary about the Voyager space crafts which Carl Sagan was involved with.
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Kavli Fulldome Lecture, presented by the Adler Planetarium

November 3, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered over the last two decades. Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, Director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University, will discuss techniques and missions that could detect life on these worlds, finally answering the question, “Are we alone in the universe?”
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Alien Family Weekend

October 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to October 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Have you ever wondered what you would look like as an alien? This weekend is your chance to find out! Make-up artists from Blanche Macdonald will transform your whole family into aliens that could reside on three possible planets in our galaxy.
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The Gentlemen Hecklers present: Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Join the Gentlemen Hecklers as they get spacey! The Gentlemen Hecklers are three comedians who provide hilarious live commentary for the best bad movies. Movie: Battle Beyond the Stars (1980).
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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 Shows

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 creation and future of the universe. Your students will leave with even more questions to explore.

Grade 9 Field Trips

Available Thursday and Friday

Planetarium Shows

Astronomer’s Periodic Table
Where do elements come from and how are they cycled through the universe? Students will learn 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 Show

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.

The Place for Stargazers

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, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Admission is by donation.