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

December 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, December 1
  • 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: Nature Program – Learn more about what’s happening on our planet, in this month’s featured PBS nature program. (20 minutes)
  • 2 pm: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live! – Delve into amazing astronomy with one of Kaleideum’s Planetarium educators! (25-35 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Nature Show – Learn more about what’s happening on our planet, in this month’s featured PBS nature program. (20 minutes)
Sunday, December 2
  • 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, December 8
  • 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: Nature Program – Learn more about what’s happening on our planet, in this month’s featured PBS nature program. (20 minutes)
  • 2 pm: Live Sky Tour – Explore the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s Winston-Salem sky. (25-35 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live! – Delve into amazing astronomy with one of Kaleideum’s Planetarium educators! (25-35 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Nature Show – Learn more about what’s happening on our planet, in this month’s featured PBS nature program. (20 minutes)
Sunday, December 9
  • 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, December 15
  • 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: Nature Program – Learn more about what’s happening on our planet, in this month’s featured PBS nature program. (20 minutes)
  • 2 pm: Star Songs– The stars have inspired storytelling, art, and music throughout history. Join Kaleideum Teaching Artists for musical storytelling under the stars. (25-35 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live! – Delve into amazing astronomy with one of Kaleideum’s Planetarium educators! (25-35 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Holiday Sing-Along– Ring in the holiday season with a festive singalong under the stars featuring Kaleideum Teaching Artists! (15-20 minutes)
Sunday, December 16
  • 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, December 22
  • 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: Nature Program – Learn more about what’s happening on our planet, in this month’s featured PBS nature program. (20 minutes)
  • 2 pm: Star Songs– The stars have inspired storytelling, art, and music throughout history. Join Kaleideum Teaching Artists for musical storytelling under the stars. (25-35 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live! – Delve into amazing astronomy with one of Kaleideum’s Planetarium educators! (25-35 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Holiday Sing-Along– Ring in the holiday season with a festive singalong under the stars featuring Kaleideum Teaching Artists! (15-20 minutes)
Sunday, December 23
  • 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, December 29
  • 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: Nature Program – Learn more about what’s happening on our planet, in this month’s featured PBS nature program. (20 minutes)
  • 2 pm: Star Songs– The stars have inspired storytelling, art, and music throughout history. Join Kaleideum Teaching Artists for musical storytelling under the stars. (25-35 minutes)
  • 3 pm: Space: Live! – Delve into amazing astronomy with one of Kaleideum’s Planetarium educators! (25-35 minutes)
  • 4 pm: Holiday Sing-Along– Ring in the holiday season with a festive singalong under the stars featuring Kaleideum Teaching Artists! (15-20 minutes)
Sunday, December 30
  • 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)
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+
  • 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

November
November 15, 2018

  • 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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