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

March 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, March 2
  • 11 am: 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)
  • Noon: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky with our full-dome star projection. (25-35 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 and Stars & Laser Shows. Shows may vary by day. (20 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live!: – Explore our universe and learn about planets, the solar system, and news from Outer Space. Space: Live! programs vary based on the latest astronomical news! (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, March 3
  • 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, March 9
  • 11 am: 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)
  • Noon: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky with our full-dome star projection. (25-35 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 and Stars & Laser Shows. Shows may vary by day. (20 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live!: – Explore our universe and learn about planets, the solar system, and news from Outer Space. Space: Live! programs vary based on the latest astronomical news! (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, March 10
  • 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, March 16

  • 11 am: 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)
  • Noon: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky with our full-dome star projection. (25-35 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 and Stars & Laser Shows. Shows may vary by day. (20 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live!: – Explore our universe and learn about planets, the solar system, and news from Outer Space. Space: Live! programs vary based on the latest astronomical news! (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, March 17
  • 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, March 23

  • 11 am: 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)
  • Noon: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky with our full-dome star projection. (25-35 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 and Stars & Laser Shows. Shows may vary by day. (20 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live!: – Explore our universe and learn about planets, the solar system, and news from Outer Space. Space: Live! programs vary based on the latest astronomical news! (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, March 24 – SCI-FI SUNDAY EVENT!
  • Check back for special Science Fiction related programming in the Planetarium. 
Saturday, March 30

  • 11 am: 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)
  • Noon: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky with our full-dome star projection. (25-35 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 and Stars & Laser Shows. Shows may vary by day. (20 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live!: – Explore our universe and learn about planets, the solar system, and news from Outer Space. Space: Live! programs vary based on the latest astronomical news! (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, March 31
  • 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 call 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-3
  • Space in Motion:  Learn about the basics of astronomy as we experience Earth’s rotation with our full-dome night sky, the revolutions of the planets, moon phases, eclipses and more! Grades 1-6+
  • Tour of the Seasons: Discover why we have seasons and if other planets have seasons like Earth. See how the stars appear to change throughout the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Grades 3-9+
  • The Grand Tour: 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 space. Grades 3-9
  • Carolina Skies: This live interactive program explores the stars and constellations visible in North Carolina’s night sky throughout the year. Grades 3-9+
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd: A folk tale of an enslaved family who follows the Big Dipper North on a quest for 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, the methane lakes of Titan and observe the complex ring system of the 6th planet from the sun. Grades 5-9+
  • Space Voyagers: Get an up-close look at the spacecraft and missions that have opened humanity’s window to the universe. Grades 5-9+
  • All About the Cosmos: Get an up-close look at the physics, and history of discovery of our awe-inspiring universe. Grades 6+
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! Weather permitting. 

  • Saturday, March 9 at Pilot Mountain
    • Public observation with Forsyth Astronomical Society will begin at 6:30 pm
  • Friday, April 12 at Kaleideum North: Star Party
    • Public observation with Forsyth Astronomical Society will begin at 8 pm
  • Saturday, April 13 at Pilot Mountain: Star Party
    • Star Party related activities and the public observation will begin at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 8, at Kaleideum North
    • Public observation with Forsyth Astronomical Society will begin at 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 21, at Kaleideum North
    • Public observation with Forsyth Astronomical Society will begin at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 23 at Kaleideum North: Telescope Workshop
  • Saturday, November 23 at Pilot Mountain

Brought to you by the Forsyth Astronomical Society.

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