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 SciWorks 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

 

Weekends

  • Saturday shows at 11 am, Noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
  • Sunday shows at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm
Weekday Show Schedule

Weekdays

Please call ahead or see 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

Fall 2017  Laser Shows

Saturday, October 21

  • 5 pm – The Beatles
  • 6 pm –  Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Thursday, November 16

  • 8:15 pm – Pink Floyd’s Best of Echoes
  • 9:15 pm – Metallica
Observation Nights, hosted by the Forsyth Astronomical Society

 

Fall 2017 Stargazing Nights

Hosted by the Forsyth Astronomical Society

Saturday, September 23, at Kaleideum North

  • 7:30  – 10:30 p

Saturday, November 18, at Pilot Mountain State Park CANCELED

  • 5 – 10 pm

 

Astronomy Resources

Astronomy Apps for Smart Phones and Tablets