Zeidler Dome Shows

Aurorae

This show showcases the awe and majesty of the aurora and explores the science behind their origins. In March 2015, a team from the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan of Montreal travelled to Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, to spend many frigid nights filming no fewer than 179,000 images of the northern lights, in 360°. The crew had the perfect conditions to observe these shimmering waves of light, beneath a clear sky far from sources of light pollution. In these northern regions, the aurora borealis are visible 240 nights a year, on average.

For this all-new production by the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, directors Philippe Baylaucq and Sébastien Gauthier have put together an original immersive show. Gauthier, in co-operation with Loïc Quesnel, set the images to music by DJ Champion to create an exceptional experience for audiences.

 

Big Astronomy

It takes many people with diverse backgrounds, talents, and skills to run a world-class observatory. Meet a few of these people as they share the wonder of the sky and the excitement of discovery. Explore the world-class observatories nestled in northern Chile's mountains and learn why Chile, with its beautiful mountain ranges and clear, cloudless skies create an ideal environment for studying the cosmos.

 

In My Backyard

Running Time: 45 minutes

Join narrator Fred Penner as he explores things large and small, from the colours of the rainbow, to the reasons for the seasons, to looking up at the stars and moon at night, without ever leaving your  backyard . 

In My Backyard is especially designed for the youngest stargazers, ages 2-6.

Laser Halloween Spooktacular

We're getting into the Halloween spirit with this ghoulish laser show! Gather your cohort, and enjoy this spooky treat at a social distance.

Songs include:

Requiem - Mozart

Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr

Adams Family - Theme

People are Strange - The Doors

The Munsters - Theme

Pulstar - Vangelis

The Conversation - John Williams

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Devil Went Back to Georgia - Mark O’ Connor

Monster Mash - Bobby Picket

Beetlejuice - Danny Elfman

Ghostriders - The Outlaws

Thriller - Michael Jackson

Laser Holiday Magic

Laser Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon)

Music from the classic Pink Floyd Album, Dark Side of the Moon.

Laser Show Tickets do not include Science Centre Admission or Feature Exhibition Admission.

 

Laser U2

 

Does not include Science Centre Admission.

 

 

 

Legends of the Northern Sky

For thousands of years, humanity has gazed up at the stars in wonder, searching for truth, understanding, and insight.

With that infinite canvas spread out before us every night, it is no wonder the stars served as a foundation for exploring human nature, and a mechanism for looking back at ourselves.

Learn how the great bully, the giant bear Mista Maskwa, was finally tamed by a brave band of birds. This adventure is mapped in the stars as the birds chase Mista Maskwa every night, keeping us safe from his foul temperament.

The Indigenous people of North America connected with the night sky in fundamental ways that resonated with their world. In Legends of the Northern Sky, we learn and appreciate their stories in the stars and in turn, learn a little bit more about the spirit that connects us all.

 

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Two children take a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. See the planets up close without leaving your chair.

To Space & Back

Space exploration our greatest adventure is having a big impact on our lives. It's helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it's reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live.

To Space and Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet.  It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.  What's happening above is coming back down to Earth!

Discover how we've been changed by space exploration, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery.

 

We Are Stars

What are we made of?  Where did it all come from?

 Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life.

Narrated by Andy Serkis.

 

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