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

January Weekends

Saturday shows are at 11 am, Noon, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm. Sunday shows are at 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.
 
Saturday, January 5
  • 11 am: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • Noon: Young Astronomers– Visit planets, witness the phases of the moon, or sing along to songs about space in an adventure for curious young explorers! (30 minutes)
  • 2 pm: Musical Stars – Learn about the stars with our Teaching Artists and Planetarium Educators, or sit back and relax while listening to music paired with a spectacular laser light show and special effects. Programs include Star Songs, Winter Stars & Song, Space: Live, and Laser Shows. Shows may vary by day. (20 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Nature Show – Learn more about what’s happening on our planet, in this month’s featured PBS nature program. (20 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Musical Laser Show – Sit back and relax while watching one of our laser shows paired with music for all ages. (15 minutes)
Sunday, January 6
  • 2 pm: Young Astronomers– Visit planets, witness the phases of the moon, or sing along to songs about space in these one of a kind adventures for curious young explorers! (30 minutes)
  • 3 pm:  Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Nature Program – Learn more about what’s happening on our planet, in this month’s featured PBS nature program. (20 minutes)
Saturday, January 12
  • 11 am: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • Noon: Young Astronomers– Visit planets, witness the phases of the moon, or sing along to songs about space in an adventure for curious young explorers! (30 minutes)
  • 2 pm: Musical Stars – Learn about the stars with our Teaching Artists and Planetarium Educators, or sit back and relax while listening to music paired with a spectacular laser light show and special effects. Programs include Star Songs, Winter Stars & Song, Space: Live, and Laser Shows. Shows may vary by day. (20 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: LIVE!– Take the grand tour of our solar system! From the sun and planets to moons dwarf planets, and more, join our planetarium educator on a trip through science. (25 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Musical Laser Show – Sit back and relax while watching one of our laser shows paired with music for all ages. (15 minutes)
Sunday, January 13
  • 2 pm: Young Astronomers– Visit planets, witness the phases of the moon, or sing along to songs about space in these one of a kind adventures for curious young explorers! (30 minutes)
  • 3 pm:  Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Musical Laser Show – Sit back and relax while watching one of our laser shows paired with music for all ages. (15 minutes)
Saturday, January 19
  • 11 am: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • Noon: Young Astronomers– Visit planets, witness the phases of the moon, or sing along to songs about space in an adventure for curious young explorers! (30 minutes)
  • 2 pm: Musical Stars – Learn about the stars with our Teaching Artists and Planetarium Educators, or sit back and relax while listening to music paired with a spectacular laser light show and special effects. Programs include Star Songs, Winter Stars & Song, Space: Live, and Laser Shows. Shows may vary by day. (20 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Birth of the Moon – Learn about how our Moon was born and NASA’s mission of the first human lunar landing during this educational video. (24 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Musical Laser Show – Sit back and relax while watching one of our laser shows paired with music for all ages. (15 minutes)
Sunday, January 20
  • 2 pm: Young Astronomers– Visit planets, witness the phases of the moon, or sing along to songs about space in these one of a kind adventures for curious young explorers! (30 minutes)
  • 3 pm:  Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Musical Laser Show – Sit back and relax while watching one of our laser shows paired with music for all ages. (15 minutes)
Saturday, January 26
  • 11 am: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • Noon: Young Astronomers– Visit planets, witness the phases of the moon, or sing along to songs about space in an adventure for curious young explorers! (30 minutes)
  • 2 pm: Musical Stars – Learn about the stars with our Teaching Artists and Planetarium Educators, or sit back and relax while listening to music paired with a spectacular laser light show and special effects. Programs include Star Songs, Winter Stars & Song, Space: Live, and Laser Shows. Shows may vary by day. (20 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Birth of the Moon – Learn about how our Moon was born and NASA’s mission of the first human lunar landing during this educational video. (24 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Musical Laser Show – Sit back and relax while watching one of our laser shows paired with music for all ages. (15 minutes)
Sunday, January 27
  • 2 pm: Young Astronomers– Visit planets, witness the phases of the moon, or sing along to songs about space in these one of a kind adventures for curious young explorers! (30 minutes)
  • 3 pm:  Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Musical Laser Show – Sit back and relax while watching one of our laser shows paired with music for all ages. (15 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 ask at the Welcome 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+
  • 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

   

2019  Laser Shows

Check Back In For An Updated 2019 Laser Show Calendar

 

2019 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 12, at Kaleideum North
  • Sunday, January 20, at Kaleideum North
  • Friday, April 12, at Kaleideum North
  • Saturday, June 8, at Kaleideum North
  • Saturday, September 21, at Kaleideum North

Brought to you by the Forsyth Astronomical Society.

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