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Public Show Schedule

Public Planetarium Feature Shows

On selected Saturdays (see calendar), between September and June, come see a full-dome show and hear a live seasonal star talk highlighting our Kentucky sky. On sunny Saturdays, the planetarium will also have solar telescopes set-up outside to invite our visitors to see our star like you have never seen it before!
We have two types of planetarium shows.  Family shows (at 11 a.m.) are designed for families with young children (ages 4 to 10) in mind. Planetarium shows (at 1 p.m.) are great for middle/high school students and adults. All are welcome to attend either!  During June and July of 2022, we will offer "Hands-on Science Experiments" our own mini-exploratorium, at noon in the rotunda of the space science center, between the earlier and later shows. We are shifting the time of the later show to 1:30 p.m. to accommodate the workshops. Come for the early show and stay, or come for the activity and stay for the second show, or stay for all three. We will charge $4 dollars a person for the science activity, and give a $1 discount for anyone also attending at least one show. These activities include making rockets that fly, and payloads that survive launch and landing, making rainbows, separating colors and liquids, using candy bars to understand meteorites and moon rocks. The activities are based on science activity workshops held for students, parents, and teachers at Goddard Space Flight Center and at the World of Science. You will have something you made to take home when you leave. All these activities utilize readily available materials, so you can continue the fun at home! No qualifications needed, and anyone 5 years old or over can participate.

 

Public Laser Shows

On the same Saturdays we have planetarium shows, we will have laser shows in the evening. 


Public Domain Science Fiction Movies

On selected Friday evenings (see calendar), we will use the planetarium dome to show vintage science fiction movies made from the 1920’s to the 1990’s that are now in the public domain. Believe it or not, 60 or 70 movies made in English are in this category.  Come and enjoy classics like Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and Invaders from Space.  A compilation of these movies can be found it https://www.imdb.com/list/ls002037861/.  We may also be able to add some public domain documentaries in the coming year.


Tickets

Please note: Though we our tickets our still inexpensive, we have had to raise our prices (as of 9/1/2022) to somewhat to cover the costs of the upgrades and new maintenance fees for our state of the art Full Dome systems. Also, we are not allowed to take credit cards, so please bring cash or checks.

Planetarium Feature Program
Adults - $6
Children ages 5+ and Seniors age 65 + - $4
Children ages 4 and below, MSU students, faculty and staff - FREE

Laser Show
Adults - $10
Children ages 5+ and Seniors age 65 + - $5
Children ages 4 and below, MSU students, faculty and staff - FREE

Public Domain Science Fiction Movies
Adults - $5
Children ages 5+ and Seniors - $3
Children ages 4 and below, MSU students, faculty and staff - FREE

Prices include all applicable sales tax
Pay by cash or check to Morehead State University Star Theater at the door.
MSU students are welcome at all public events free of charge.
The Star Theater may be during MSU fall and spring breaks and during final exam periods. Please check our schedule to be sure.