Reynolds Science Center Planetarium

Current Shows

Each show will begin at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the days listed, unless otherwise noted. Late entry will not be permitted. These shows are free and open to the public.

Saturn, Jewel of the Heavens - Thursday, January 18, 2024
The Cassini space craft has lifted the veil on this once mysterious giant of our solar system. Data has been collected, not only on the giant itself, but also on the many moons orbiting Saturn and the countless particles encircling the planet known to all as the rings of Saturn. This data will be studied for years to come. (36 min)

Fire Fall - Thursday, February 15, 2024
Throughout Earth's violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface. The ancient barrage continues today; from harmless meteors - those brilliant streaks in the night sky, to mountain sized boulders wandering perilously close to Earth. Terrifying and majestic, these invaders from space are capable of utter destruction yet they have delivered life-giving water and most of the organic materials necessary for life. Life on Earth owes its very existence to these denizens of the solar system, yet it could all be wiped out in an instant. This ceaseless fire fall is our only tangible connection to the universe beyond and is an ever-present reminder of our own humble beginnings in the hostile environment of space. (27 minutes)

The Voyager Encounters - Thursday, March 28, 2024
The Voyager Encounters: A Loch Ness Productions show on Voyager 1 and 2 missions to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Beautiful, up close images of the outer planets show us things we had only imagined from our earthbound telescopes. (43 min)

Secrets of the Sun - Saturday, April 6 and Sunday April 7, 2024 (7:00 p.m.)
Secrets of the Sun allows audiences to experience 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 the surrounding space, we will experience the power of the sun and its impact on the planets and ultimately life on Earth. We will trace the life cycle of the sun itself, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death. (21 min)

Solar Eclipse - Monday, April 8, 2024 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Free and open to the public.
Telescopes and solar glasses will be made available to the public for free. Totality begins at 1:49 p.m. More information for this event will be provided soon.