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Explore the universe with us in our completely digital planetarium where science, art, and technology blend seamlessly to create an experience that you will not forget. Enjoy one of many full-dome space films, a night sky tour from a live presenter, a fascinating talk from a scientist, or even a stunning laser rock concert with your favorite music. Whether you visit the Lohman Planetarium as part of your day at MOAS or are just stopping by for a show, there are plenty of programs that will capture your imagination.
As you sit in one of 94 reclining seats, an immersive environment is generated 360 degrees around you from our OmniStar™ projector fitted with a fish-eye lens, capable of displaying vibrant and colorful HD content across our expansive 40-foot hemispherical dome. Coupled with a powerful audio system that truly surrounds the audience, the planetarium helps you feel like you are really traveling through space or visiting the terrain of an exotic far-off world. The powerhouse of the planetarium comes from its software, Uniview™, that provides a three-dimensional perspective of the observable universe - allowing us to navigate the starfield from any spot on Earth, fly to the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit, skim through the rings of Saturn, and cruise around galaxies billions of light-years away. As discoveries are made and new missions take flight, the Uniview™ database is constantly being updated to reflect the most current understanding of our universe.
Since the opening of our first facility in 1971, the planetarium has been instrumental in underscoring the term "science" in the Museum of Arts & Sciences name. We strive to continue that tradition in our current facility that opened in 2014. With this digital window into our universe, we hope to inspire all ages to keep wondering.
The MOAS Planetarium offers a full schedule of live, interactive star shows and full-dome HD movies on a daily basis.
Rock-out monthly during one of the Museum's Second Saturday Laser Rock Concerts. Shows include a wide variety of musical genres including classics by Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin as well country music, pop, and more!
The Portable Planetarium is an exciting part of the Museum's science outreach that provides an inspirational way of presenting astronomy in an immersive environment.