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Public Show Schedule

Public Planetarium Shows

All programs are approximately an hour in length. Doors open ~15 minutes ahead of the show time. Seating is first-come first serve outside of designated ADA/wheelchair seating 

Tickets are $5 for the general public or online sales, $3 for UW students/staff/faculty, veterans, first responders, or children with cash in person. Seating is free for children under 5. Reservations or pre-purchase is not required, walk-ins are welcome. You can purchase tickets online with credit card, reserve tickets over email or voicemail, or walk-in and purchase tickets at the start of the show.

Purchase tickets online with credit card.

You may need to disable your ad-blocker and/or enable pop-ups to complete your online ticket purchase. Online ticket sales can occur upto the show time but be prepared to show your receipt if they occur less than 30 minutes ahead of the show time.

To reserve tickets or get more information contact us via email or voicemail Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM 

email:   planetarium@uwyo.edu

voicemail: 307-766-6506 (Please leave a voice message and it will forward to email, we will return your call ASAP. If you don't leave a voicemail we won't be able to return your call as quickly.)

If you have a large group or are unable to attend our public shows don't hesitate to contact us for a private show.

*Saturday Evening Liquid Sky music programs may contain explicit language. Please use your discretion when bringing children to these shows. Please be aware that laser lights and strobes might cause seizures.

Show Descriptions

May 20, 8PM "Science of Sci-Fi" Everyone loves a good sci-fi movie, but how much is science and how much is fiction? Star Wars, Armageddon, Moonfall; how much of the science do these films get wrong? And how exactly could they have done it right?

May 21, 2PM "Hot and Energetic Universe" The planetarium documentary The Hot and Energetic Universe presents with the use of immersive visualizations and real images the achievements of the modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics. High Energy Astrophysics plays a key role in understanding the universe. These radiations reveal the processes in the hot and violent Universe. This science also probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies, which are the most massive objects in the Universe. It also probes hot gas accreting around supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. Finally, high energy radiation provides important information about our own Galaxy, neutron stars, supernova remnants and stars like our Sun which emit copious amounts of high energy radiation.

May 21, 8PM "Liquid Sky: Throwbacks" Stranger Things meets Guardians of the Galaxy, 80's nostalgia addicts unite! Enjoy a custom playlist of music from yesterday's top artists in 5.1 surround as the 4k resolution planetarium sky melts and becomes a canvas of color, patterns, and movement with our cutting-edge music visualization software and live VJ talent.

Closed Memorial Day Weekend: May 27 - 31

June 3, 8PM "Solar System Vacation" - Pack your bags! don't forget your sunscreen, hat, glasses, and spacesuit! We'll be touring the most exciting and relaxing locations around the solar system. See giant ice geysers, lava lakes, aurorae, or watch the sunset on methane lakes on the bizarre moons and planets of the Sun.

June 4, 2PM "From Earth to the Universe" The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe. This stunning, 30-minute voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. Viewers can revel in the splendour of the worlds in the Solar System and our scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe takes the audience out to the colourful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

June 4, 8PM "Wyoming Skies" - What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

June 10, 8PM "Frozen Worlds" - The poles of Earth may contain frozen water but it's hardly the only place. Further from the Sun, it get's chillier still with carbon dioxide, methane, oxygen, and nitrogen freezing as we get to Mars, the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, and finally the minor planet Pluto. As the temperature drops in Wyoming let's learn how much colder it gets other places to feel warm!

June 11, 2PM "The Sun, Our Living Star" The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilizations. Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format. Our team has worked with some of the most talented planetarium producers to bring you this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

June 11, 8PM "Liquid Sky: Women Who Rock" Enjoy a custom playlist of music from artists such as Cyndi Lauper, The Cranberries, Florence and the Machine, Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, and more in 5.1 surround as the 4k resolution planetarium sky melts and becomes a canvas of color, patterns, and movement with our cutting-edge music visualization software and live VJ talent. "Liquid Sky: Women Who Rock" Enjoy a custom playlist of music from artists such as Cyndi Lauper, The Cranberries, Florence and the Machine, Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, and more in 5.1 surround as the 4k resolution planetarium sky melts and becomes a canvas of color, patterns, and movement with our cutting-edge music visualization software and live VJ talent.

June 17, 8PM "Great American Eclipse of 2017" - Relive and celebrate the eclipse of 2017 that passed through Wyoming. We'll be sharing full-dome images of the eclipse captured from the ground and air, and explore the science of eclipses.

June 18, 2PM "Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope" show follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Aiming to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, the show explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

June 18, 8PM "Wyoming Skies" - What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

June 24, 8PM "Black Holes" - Nature's mistake or portal to the unknown? Physics can let us speculate about the nature of these bizarre structures, but astronomer are turning an improving eye towards these mysterious and fascinating objects.

June 25, 2PM "The Dark Matter Mystery - Exploring a Cosmic Secret" What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of. This fulldome planetarium show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery?

June 25, 8PM "Liquid Sky: Electronica" Enjoy a custom playlist of music from today's top artists in 5.1 surround as the 4k resolution planetarium sky melts and becomes a canvas of color, patterns, and movement with our cutting-edge music visualization software and live VJ talent.

More shows TBA!

Free Online Planetarium Shows

To Space and Back

Back to the Moon for Good

Dark Matter Mystery

Distant Worlds - Alien Life? (German Audio)

Europe to the Stars

From Earth to the Universe

Hot and Energetic Universe

Max Goes to the Moon

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

Phantom of the Universe

Sunstruck  

The Sun, Our Living Star

Two Small Piece of Glass - The Amazing Telescope

Complete Planetarium Film List

Due to license restrictions not all of our films are available online. Please check our Planetarium Film List to learn about other films only available in our theater.

Triple Conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury

triple conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury as seen from Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii.


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UW Planetarium

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6506

Email: planetarium@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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