DateTimeStar ShowAges
Saturday, May 53pmThe Little Star that Could5-12
Saturday, May 54pmLaser Magic6-12
Saturday, May 55pmThe Sky Above *sensroy-friendlyAll Ages
Saturday, May 57pmAstronomy Tonight8+
Saturday, May 58pmLaser Classic Rock10+
Saturday, May 123pmThe Little Star that Could5-12
Saturday, May 124pmLaser Magic6-12
Saturday, May 127pmSETI10+
Saturday, May 128pmLaser Classic Rock10+
Saturday, May 193pmRockin’ Rocket Ride3-8
Saturday, May 194pmSkyLights3-8
Saturday, May 197pmSETI10+
Saturday, May 198pmBest of Pink Floyd laser concert10+

The Little Star that Could, Saturdays, May 5, 12, 3 p.m.
Travel with an average yellow star on his quest to get a “name” and a planet to call his own. A “cool” red star, a “hot” blue star, a dying star, double stars and the Milky Way Galaxy teach Little Star some important things about being a star. Imagine Little Star’s surprise when he discovers that planets rotate around him. The show offers a great introduction to the different kinds of stars in space, as well as the planets in our solar system. (Recommended for ages 6-12)

Laser Magic, Saturdays, May 5, 12, 4 p.m.    
Features songs by a variety of artists including songs like “We Are All Made of Stars” by Moby, “We Will Rock You” by Queen, “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors, and “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel. (recommended for ages 6-12)

*The Sky Above, Saturday, May 5, 5 p.m.
“The Sky Above” show includes music, laser lights, stories, and information about the planets, the Moon and constellations. Content is presented on a kindergarten level.

Rockin’ Rocket Ride, Saturday, May 19, 3 p.m.
Put on your space suit and blast-off into outer space to visit the Moon, Sun and planets. A lively experience for young people with selected music from "Journey Into Space" by Jane Murphy. (recommended for ages 3-8)

SkyLights, Saturday, May 19, 4 p.m.
Our youngest audience members can sing along with songs by mr. RAY (Family Ride, Kalien the Alien) and Jane Murphy (Moon Rock Rock, The Planet Song).  Some songs are illustrated with lasers and other songs feature video images. (recommended for ages 3-8)

Astronomy Tonight, Saturday, May 5, 7 p.m.
Using the Planetarium’s DigitalSky digital theater, experience a guided tour of the night sky. Learn about some of the popular constellations visible from sunset to sunrise, as well as the stories behind them. Hear about how and where in the sky to find the brightest planets. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open after the show. (Recommended for ages 8 to adult)

SETI: The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, Saturdays, May 12, 19 7 p.m.
S.E.T.I. – The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence – is a show that explores many sides of this popular topic, including the discovery of planets around other stars, the feasibility of traveling to the stars, what aliens might actually be like, the possibility that UFOs have been visiting, and the various methods that scientists are using to reach out to them. Will we make contact in our lifetimes? This program also includes a live tour of the current night sky. (Recommended for ages 10 – adult)

Classic Rock, Saturdays, May 5, 12, 8 pm
 Enjoy a laser concert featuring a variety of classic rock songs, such as “Touch of Gray” (Grateful Dead), “Houses of the Holy” (Led Zeppelin), “Another One Bites the Dust (Queen), “You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth” (Meatloaf), “Come Sail Away” (Styx) and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (Beatles).

Best of Pink Floyd laser concert, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.
Lasers dance across the dome while we listen to Pink Floyd songs including “Comfortably Numb,” “Another Brick in the Wall, part 2,” and “Money.”

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