Planetarium

NPlanetariumOW PLAYING: Ice Worlds

Showing Saturdays and Sundays:
1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm

December: Mystery of the Christmas Star
January: Oasis in Space


Kingman Museum is proud to feature 19 different shows in our Digistar 4 Planetarium. Shows rotate on a monthly basis and average between 20 and 30 minutes in length, with an additional  night sky star talk, exploring seasonal constellations you can find on your own, in your own backyard! 

 

Cosmic Safari

The search for life in the universe begins as we travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space. In differing environmental conditions, you’ll discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. Cosmic Safari transforms scientific theory into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined. 21 minutes P.FM.E.2, P.FM.03.22, L.OL.E.1, L.OL.01.13, L.OL.02.14, L.OL.04.15, L.OL.04.16, L.EV.E.1, L.EV.03.11, L.EV.03.12, E.ST.E.1, E.ST.04.11, E.ST.04.12, B5.1E

DarkStar Adventure

After spending three years at her father’s astronomy research station on a dying planet, Subrah, a teenager bored with science, is excited about leaving-and not a moment too soon. The planet’s sun is about to explode and it’s time to evacuate. When a technical glitch launches her father into space without her, Subrah is faced with the biggest challenge of her life-making her own getaway and returning safely home. 28 minutes S.IA.E.1, S.IA.00.14, S.RS.E.1, S.RS.01.12, P.PM.E.3, P.PM.01.31, P.EN.E.1, P.EN.03.11, P.EN.04.12, E5.p1, E5.p1C

Earth, Moon, Sun

Explore the Earth, Moon, Sun system and learn how this relationship has influenced life on Earth. Watch the Moon form during the early days of Earth, visit places that could be the origin of life, learn about the phases of the Moon, seasons, and witness solar and lunar eclipses. Created by Northern Kentucky University. 23 minutes E.ES.01.11, P.EN.03.21, E.ST.04.11, E.ST.04.12, E.ST.04.21, E.ST.04.22, E.ST.04.23, E.ST.04.24, E.ST.04.25, E.ES.05.61, E.ES.05.62, E.ST.05.21, E.ST.05.22, E.ST.05.24, E.ST.05.25, E5.p1A, E5.p1B

Force 5

Experience nature’s fury as all of her powerful forces are unleashed. You’ll be throw into the sea to ride out a massive hurricane, swept into the massive funnel cloud of a violent tornado, and launched into the heart of a gigantic solar flare. You’ll learn how these phenomena develop over time and how they can turn into cataclysmic events when the forces of nature converge. 21 minutes E.ES.E.2, E.ES.01.23, E.ES.01.24, E.SE.M.6, E.SE.06.61, E.SE.06.62, E.ES.M.1, E.ES.07.12, E.ES.07.13, E.ES.M.7, E.ES.07.73, E4.3, E4.3A, E4.3B, E4.3C, E4.3D, E4.3E, E5.2, E5.2A, E5.2B

The Future is Wild

Based on a television series that premiered on Discovery’s Animal Planet, The Future is Wild offers a glimpse at what might be the future of the animal kingdom in planet Earth. An international team of researchers has been looking into how animals and plants will change and evolve over the next 5 to 200 million years. A team of over 100 animators and scholars has transformed their ideas into creatures the fly, walk, and swim. Experience a future fantastic, based on real science. Telly Award winner. Narrated by John de Lancie. 20 minutes L.OL.E.1, L.OL.01.13, E.SE.E.2, L.OL.03.32, L.EV.03.12, L.EV.04.22, L.EC.04.21, L.EV.05.11, L.EV.05.12, L.EV.05.14, E.SE.06.51, E.SE.06.52, E3.r3f, E5.4D, E5.4e, E5.r4i, B3.4C, L5.p1c

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System. Designed for visitors with an appreciation for the challenges of space science and a desire to learn more about science research, IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System follows the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). Audiences will get an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary. Narrated by two inquisitive teenagers, audiences will hear from the scientists and engineers that developed the IBEX mission and created the spacecraft, and get the latest updates on the mission’s discoveries. 27 minutes S.RS.05.19, E.ST.M.1, E.SE.M.6, E.SE.06.61, E1.1A, E5.p1D, E5.1A, E5.2A, E5.2B, E5.2C, E5.2D

Ice Worlds

The delicate balance between ice, water, and the existence of life has been a topic of scientific inquiry for generations. In travels to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet, we’ll examine the ecosystems that exist and thrive there and learn how their survival is connected with our own. Beyond Earth, we’ll see how the existence of ice shapes the landscape and the natural systems on other planets an moons in our solar system. 25 minutes L.EC.E.2, L.EC.04.21, E.FE.E.1, E.FE.02.13, E.FE.02.14, E.ST.E.2, E.ST.04.22, S.RS.M.1, S.RS.06.17, E.ES.M.1, E.ES.07.13, E.ES.M.6, E.ES.05.61, E.ES.M.7, E.ES.07.73, E.SE.M.5, E.SE.06.51, E4.p3, E4.p3B, E5.4, E5.4D, E5.4E, E5.4F

Invaders of Mars!

Under the care of Emmy award winning space artist, Don Davis, this beautifully crafted show highlights our ongoing exploration of Mars. We explore the Martian surface as seen by Earth’s various spacecraft “invaders” and use the data gathered to explore the red planet as only CGI can. We emerge with a new perspective on the red planet Mars. Narrated by Tom Baker. 25 minutes L.OL.E.1, S.RS.E.19, S.RS.M.19, E.ST.05.21, E.FE.07.11, E1.2i

Lamps of Atlantis

Our search for the lost continent of Atlantis takes us on a journey through the astronomical knowledge and understanding of the ancient Greeks. How did the constellations get their names? What different patterns did ancient cultures see in the sky? Was Atlantis a real place? Did it really sink into the sea? We will uncover clues to help us solve this age-old mystery. Narrated by Terry O’Quinn, John Locke from TV’s LOST. 40 minutes

Mystery of the Christmas Star

Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. This modern retelling of the Christmas Story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages. 31 minutes S.RS.E.1, S.RS.03.19, E.ST.E.1, E.ST.04.11, E.ST.E.2, E.ST.04.21, E.ST.04.22, E.ST.04.23, S.RS.M.1, S.RS.05.19, E.ES.M.6, E.ES.05.62, E.ST.M.2, E.ST.05.21, E.ST.05.23, E.ST.05.24, E5.p1, E5.p1A, E5.p1B

New Horizons

From breathtaking landscapes, to violent volcanic eruptions, to Saturn’s icy rings, New Horizons transports you on a majestic journey through the planets and moons of our celestial neighborhood. Our journey begins as we follow a comet through interplanetary space. On each of our exotic ports of call, real data and images from modern space probes are transformed into stunning wrap-around visualizations. 23 minutes L.OL.00.11, E.ES.01.11, E.ST.04.11, E.ST.04.12, E.ST.04.21, E.ST.04.23, E.ES.05.62, E5.p1A

Oasis in Space

Embark on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of water-a key ingredient for life on Earth. With a proven, audience-tested story , and a 95% viewer approval rating, Oasis in Spaceoffers a new perspective on a substance of obvious importance to our planet. 24 minutes L.OL.E.1, L.OL.00.11, L.OL.01.13, L.OL.02.14, E.ES.E.1, E.ES.01.11, E.FE.E.1, E.FE.02.13, E.FE.02.14, E.ST.E.1, E.ST.04.11, E.ST.04.12, E.ST.M.2, E.ST.05.21

Secrets of the Sun

An intimate look at the role the sun plays in the life of our solar system. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the sun to the mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, we experience the power of the sun and its impact on the planets and ultimately life on Earth. We trace the sun’s life cycle, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death. 21 minutes E.ES.E.1, E.ES.01.11, E.ST.E.1, E.ST.04.11, P.EN.M.6, P.EN.07.61, E.SE.M.6, E.SE.06.61, E5.1, E5.1B, E5.2, E5.2A, E5.2B, E5.2C, E5.2D

Seven Wonders

Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. Explore the great pyramid, stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus and experience the rest of the world’s Seven Wonders. We will investigate the theories of how these wonders were created, and get a glimpse of some of the universe’s greatest wonders. 33 minutes E.ST.M.2, E.ST.05.21, 5-U1.3.1

Stars of the Pharaohs

Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. You’ll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena, and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in all of their original splendor. 36 minutes S.RS.E.1, S.RS.03.19, E.ST.E.1, E.ST.04.11, E.ST.E.2, E.ST.04.21, E.ST.04.22, E.ST.04.23, E.ST.04.24, E.ST.04.25, S.RS.M.1, S.RS.05.19, E.ES.M.5, E.ES.05.62, E.ST.M.2, E.ST.05.21, E.ST.05.22, E.ST.05.23, 5-U1.3.1, E5.p1, E5.p1A, E5.p1B

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe. While looking through the astronomer’s telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings, and spiral structures of galaxies. During their conversation with the astronomer, they also learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble, and many others.

Universe

An historical look at how we have envisioned the universe though the ages. We visit some of the ancient sites where our ancestors erected great structures with special astronomical significance. Finally we look at the universe through the eyes of today’s scientists and space explorers to experience a spectacular overview of the heavens. Telly award finalist. 23 minutes P.FM.00.11, S.RS.03.19, S.RS.04.19, E.ST.04.11, E.ST.04.12, E.ST.04.23, S.RS.05.19, E.ST.05.11, E.ST.05.21, E.ST.05.24, S.RS.06.18, S.RS.06.19, S.RS.07.18, S.RS.07.19, E5.p1A, E5.p1C, E5.p1D, E5.1A, E5.1b, E5.1c, E5.3A

Violent Universe

The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material into space, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, we will witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart. 25 minutes S.RS.03.17, S.RS.03.19, P.FM.03.22, P.FM.03.35, S.RS.04.17, S.RS.04.19, E.ST.04.11, E.ST.04.12, S.RS.05.19, L.EV.05.14, S.RS.06.18, S.RS.06.19, E.SE.06.61, S.RS.07.18, S.RS.07.19, E2.2A, E5.p1A, E5.p1D, E5.1A, E5.2B, E5.2D, E5.2f, E5.3C

Wonders of the Universe

The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material into space, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, we will witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart. 25 minutes S.RS.03.17, S.RS.03.19, P.FM.03.22, P.FM.03.35, S.RS.04.17, S.RS.04.19, E.ST.04.11, E.ST.04.12, S.RS.05.19, L.EV.05.14, S.RS.06.18, S.RS.06.19, E.SE.06.61, S.RS.07.18, S.RS.07.19, E2.2A, E5.p1A, E5.p1D, E5.1A, E5.2B, E5.2D, E5.2f, E5.3C

Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

The stalwart heroes of the Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather on planet Zula for scientist Multo’s research-using their loyal pet Gorga’s ability to collect and bottle all kinds of weather. But when the Zula gang inadvertently hurts Gorga’s feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on. Interplanetary vilian Dark Truder takes advantage of the situation to trick Gorga into helping him steal the weather from other planets-part of his latest nefarious scheme to rule the Universe. The Zula Patrol find out and go after him-in the process learning all about the weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary. 24 minutes E.ES.E.2, E.ES.01.21, E.ES.01.23, E.ES.E.3, E.ES.01.31, E.ST.E.1, E.ST.04.11, E.ST.04.12, E.ST.M.2, E.ST.05.21, E.FE.M.1, E.FE.07.11