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Star Theater Public Show - Exploring New Horizons

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About the show: "Exploring New Horizons"

Exploring New Horizons looks at the New Horizons spacecraft and its mission to dwarf planet Pluto and other Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs). The program reviews the history of planetary discovery from ancient times and focuses on Pluto and how it led to an amazing mission to explore the Kuiper Belt. This program also shows the importance of the scientific method and how it applies to our understanding of the Solar System. Exploring New Horizons is a production of the Bays Mountain Planetarium.

Duration: 30 minutes

Includes full-dome planetarium movie and live tour of the night sky.

Fees are payable by cash or check upon arrival; no reservations are required.


The Space Science Center's Star Theater at Morehead State University is a state-of-the-art digital planetarium serving the surrounding area of Eastern Kentucky. The planetarium offers public shows on second and fourth Saturdays throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis: reservations do not need to be made in advance. Tickets may be purchased with cash or a check at the door. We cannot take credit cards. Typically, a planetarium show includes a special feature from our extensive program library as well as a tour of the night sky. We offer laser shows on Saturdays throughout the year.

View our program library