Planetarium

Enjoy the night sky (even during the day), attend a laser show, or watch one of our many cool programs. Great for all ages! The Kaleideum Planetarium is a multi-media theater. Inside the 50-foot dome, visitors experience a realistic simulation of the night sky as observed from any place on Earth. Special effects, slides, video images, and lighting are combined to enhance the overhead drama. Planetarium programs range from preschool to adult level and include many multi-cultural selections that reflect a world view of astronomy throughout the ages. Our laser light system offers the additional pleasure of a dazzling light show set to music and includes a choice of selections for all ages.

Show and Event Schedules

Weekend Schedule Show

September Weekends

Saturday shows are at 11 am, Noon, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.

 

  • 11 am: Stars & Little Cassini – Join Little Cassini on his quest through the solar system! Opens with a brief sky tour. (20 minutes)
  • Noon: Astro Moose Goes to Space – An introduction to the Solar System for young astronomers guided by a curious moose! Visit planets, witness the phases of the moon, and more in this one of a kind adventure! (20-25 minutes)
  • 2 pm: Live Sky Tour – This live program explores the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live! – Join our planetarium educator as we delve into some amazing astronomy! (25-35 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Stars & Lasers! – Live sky tour followed by a musical laser show. (30 minutes)
Sunday shows are at 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.
  • 2 pm: Stars & StoryBots! – Sing along with topics like stars, planets, the earth, and more! Begins with a brief sky tour. (20 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Nature Program – Enjoy this month’s featured PBS nature program. (20 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Live Sky Tour – This live program explores the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s sky in Winston-Salem. (25-35 minutes)

 

 

 

Weekday Show Schedule

 

 

 

Weekdays

Kaleideum North offers Planetarium shows every day! However, due to field trip programs, weekday showtimes vary. Please ahead to (336) 767-6730, ext. 1000, or see the front desk when you arrive.

Show Descriptions

 

 

  • Astro-Moose Goes to Space: An introduction to the Solar System for the very young astronomer. Grades Pre-K-2
  • Space in Motion:  Learn about the basics of astronomy, as we explore rotations, revolutions, moon phases and more! Grades 1-6+
  • Tour of the Seasons: Learn about the four seasons.  Discover why we have seasons and if other planets have seasons like the Earth.   View the night sky in the Planetarium and see how the stars and constellations change from season to season. Grades 3-9+
  • The Grand Tour: Travel through the solar system with our planetarium educator as we view the sun, planets, moon, dwarf planets, and more using images and videos from NASA and various spacecraft. Grades 3-9
  • Carolina Skies: This live interactive class explores the stars and constellations
    visible in the night sky of North Carolina. Grades 3-9+
  • Carolina Skies: Eclipsed! This live interactive program explores one of nature’s most amazing phenomenon: an eclipse. We’ll take a look at lunar and solar eclipses, with a focus on the upcoming solar eclipse that will pass through the Carolinas on August 21, 2017. Grades 3-8+
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd: A slave family follows the Big Dipper to freedom. Grades 3-9+
  • Ring World: Explore the Ringed Planet and discover what we’ve learned from the Cassini spacecraft.  Fly through the icy geysers of Enceladus.   Explore the methane lakes of Titan.   View the complex ring system of the 6th planet from the sun. Grades 5-9+
  • Robots in Space: Voyager, Curiosity, Galileo, Cassini …   Take a tour of the Solar System with the robotic spacecraft that have toured the Solar System over the last 30 years. Grades 5-9+
  • And Yet it Moves: Get an in depth look at the physics, and history of discovery, of our solar system. Grades 9+
Laser Shows

 

 

2018  Laser Shows

April 21, 2018

  • 9 pm – Pink Floyd: Dark Side of Moon
  • 10 pm – Led Zeppelin Laser Show

July
July 19, 2018

  • 8 pm – The Beatles Laser Show
  • 9:15 pm – Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd

November
(Date TBD)

  • 8 pm– Pink Floyd: The Wall
  • 9:15 pm –Metallica Laser Show

 

2018 Stargazing Nights

Stargazing begins after the sun goes down in our parking lot at Kaleideum North or at the summit of Pilot Mountain.

Members of Forsyth Astronomical Society will be there with telescopes and guidance. Stargazing is always free and fun for all ages!

  • Saturday, January 20, at Kaleideum North
  • Saturday, March 10, at Pilot Mountain (Rain date of March 17)
  • Saturday, April 21, at Kaleideum North
  • Saturday, June 16, at Kaleideum North
  • Saturday, July 21, at Kaleideum North (Marsgazing)
  • Saturday, September 15, at Kaleideum North
  • Saturday, November 10, at Pilot Mountain (Rain date of December 1)

Brought to you by the Forsyth Astronomical Society.

 

Astronomy Resources

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