Confused between Ursa Major and Aquarius? Or Taurus and Orion? Not sure if that bright light in the evening sky is Mercury or Venus? And what about the space station … can you really see it from your backyard? Come to the Hastings Museum Planetarium and experience The Sky Tonight to discover answers to all these questions and learn about the major constellations visible when the sun goes down tonight.
Other full dome films are shown daily – just check the list and schedule below. Note that all regularly scheduled full dome Planetarium shows are free with paid admission or membership to the Hastings Museum!
THE SKY TONIGHT
SHOWS DAILY AT 3 PM
See which constellations, comets, and other heavenly bodies will be visible in tonight’s sky. You’ll also receive information on current astronomical events such as eclipses. The Sky Tonight is presented in both a live format with planetarium staff, and as a digital full dome show. FREE for Members. Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members.
Season of light
SHOWS DAILY AT 2 PM THRU FEB 8
Take a journey in this full dome show that explores holiday traditions from cultures around the world. See how these traditions have been incorporated into our modern celebration without leaving the warm, comfy seats in our planetarium!
The show ties together the themes of Christmas – evergreens, light, and Santa Claus, among many others – in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. Plus, we investigate the mystery behind the “Star of Bethlehem” and the 12 Days of Christmas.