Current Planetarium Shows
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 all 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 Hastings Museum!
The Sky Tonight– See which constellations, comets, and other heavenly bodies will be visible in tonight’s sky, plus 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
Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast–After decades of teaching the basics of rocket physics, Rusty Rocket has decided this will be his last blast, and he already has plans for how he will spend his free time. Still there is one final mission to command: an introductory tour of the solar system for a new class of rocket rookies focusing on the wide variety of planetary environments. Along the way, we learn Rusty is related to every famous spacecraft to explore the solar system. He also emphasizes the immense distances between the planets using cars and jets for comparison. Perfect for the kids! FREE for Members | Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members