Upcoming Shows and Times

All shows start with a tour of the nighttime sky as well as some other amazing sights in space using our full-dome Digistar 5 projection system (manufactured by Evans & Sutherland). Many of these are following by a professionally produced dull-dome multimedia shows on various exciting astronomical topics. Throughout the year some of our shows are more extensive nighttime sky tours, giving even more details about the constellations, stars, and planets that you can currently see in the sky.

  1. "The Sky's The Limit" »

    Tuesday Feb 21

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Come join us as we take you through the night sky, the solar system and the universe for these afternoon shows. Each show will be a bit different and you never know where you'll go!
  2. "Stellar Origins" »

    Tuesday Feb 21

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    What are we made of? Where did that stuff come from? How are we here? These are questions that have been asked by humanity throughout the ages. Many answers have been given by many different schools of thought, but it wasn’t until relatively recently that we’ve been able to provide a scientific answer; stars. Come join us in our planetarium as we fly deep into the cosmos and witness the life and death of the celestial furnaces responsible for all that we see. We will explore the early stages of a star’s life, how it sustains itself, its eventual death, and what that means for life in the universe as we know it.
  3. "The Sky's The Limit" »

    Thursday Feb 23

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Come join us as we take you through the night sky, the solar system and the universe for these afternoon shows. Each show will be a bit different and you never know where you'll go!
  4. "Stellar Origins" »

    Thursday Feb 23

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    What are we made of? Where did that stuff come from? How are we here? These are questions that have been asked by humanity throughout the ages. Many answers have been given by many different schools of thought, but it wasn’t until relatively recently that we’ve been able to provide a scientific answer; stars. Come join us in our planetarium as we fly deep into the cosmos and witness the life and death of the celestial furnaces responsible for all that we see. We will explore the early stages of a star’s life, how it sustains itself, its eventual death, and what that means for life in the universe as we know it.
  5. "Saturday Kids' Show: Earth's Wild Ride" »

    Saturday Feb 25

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Our regular Saturday show especially for kids. The 45-minute total show starts with a tour of the sky and the solar system, showing you these things in amazing detail. This is followed by "Earth's Wild Ride," a 20-minute full dome show which imagines Earth as a distant place you once called home but could never visit again. What would you remember most about the planet, and how would you describe it to your grandchildren? Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and granddaughter and grandson watch a solar eclipse from scenic cliffs overlooking their moon colony. As they watch the Moon's shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. "Earth's Wild Ride" was produced in collaboration with Rice University, through NASA's Immersive Earth Project.
  6. "The Sky's The Limit" »

    Tuesday Feb 28

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Come join us as we take you through the night sky, the solar system and the universe for these afternoon shows. Each show will be a bit different and you never know where you'll go!
  7. "Stellar Origins" »

    Tuesday Feb 28

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    What are we made of? Where did that stuff come from? How are we here? These are questions that have been asked by humanity throughout the ages. Many answers have been given by many different schools of thought, but it wasn’t until relatively recently that we’ve been able to provide a scientific answer; stars. Come join us in our planetarium as we fly deep into the cosmos and witness the life and death of the celestial furnaces responsible for all that we see. We will explore the early stages of a star’s life, how it sustains itself, its eventual death, and what that means for life in the universe as we know it.
  8. "The Sky's The Limit" »

    Thursday Mar 2

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Come join us as we take you through the night sky, the solar system and the universe for these afternoon shows. Each show will be a bit different and you never know where you'll go!
  9. "Stellar Origins" »

    Thursday Mar 2

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    What are we made of? Where did that stuff come from? How are we here? These are questions that have been asked by humanity throughout the ages. Many answers have been given by many different schools of thought, but it wasn’t until relatively recently that we’ve been able to provide a scientific answer; stars. Come join us in our planetarium as we fly deep into the cosmos and witness the life and death of the celestial furnaces responsible for all that we see. We will explore the early stages of a star’s life, how it sustains itself, its eventual death, and what that means for life in the universe as we know it.
  10. No show: Radford University Spring Break

    Saturday Mar 4

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.