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M31 - Andromeda Galaxy

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

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.

July 1, 8PM "Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life" - Are we alone in the universe? Astronomers are using telescopes from ground and space to try and locate signs of life on other planets. Landers, rovers, and probes visit the scattered planets and moons of our system to hunt for extra-terrestrials. What should we expect to find? What is the most compelling evidence of aliens?

July 2, 2PM "Distant Worlds: Alien Life?" is a beautiful planetarium film exploring one of the most enduring questions of humankind -- are we alone? For millennia our ancestors watched the stars, questioning the origin and nature of what they saw. Still today we ask these questions, knowing that the Universe is a vast place filled with billions and billions of stars and planets -- but yet, Earth is the only planet we know for sure to be inhabited.

July 2, 8PM "Wyoming Skies" - What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

July 8, 8PM "Stellar Graveyard" - White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, Pulsars, Nova, Supernova, Planetary Nebulae ,and the other bizarre but beautiful objects that decorate the heavens.

July 9, 2PM "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.

July 9, 8PM "Liquid Sky: Psychedelic Indie Rock" Enjoy a custom playlist of "out-of-this-world" music from artists such as Tame Impala, MGMT, Unknown Mortal Orchestra,  STRFKR, 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.

July 15, 8PM "Science of Sci-Fi: Twister(1996)" Join UWYO Atmospheric Scientist, Meteorologist and storm chaser, Dr. Bergmaier  as we break down the good and the bad of the classic tornado movie!

July 16, 2PM "Seeing!" Follow the journey of a single photon as it is produced in a distant star, before traveling across the vast expanse of space to land on someone’s retina. This fulldome movie explores some of the fascinating processes of the cosmos, from astrophysics to the biology of the eye and brain. Narrated by astronomer and science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

July 16, 8PM "Wyoming Skies" - What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

July 22, 8PM "JWST - First Color Pictures"  The epic mission to send a tennis-court sized observatory past the moon will reveal the mysteries of the universe like never before. We will detail the exciting science objectives and the knuckle-biting engineering feats that have gone into our next eyes in the sky.

July 23, 2PM "Europe to the Stars" An epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology and the people. Discover the European Southern Observatory in a story of cosmic curiosity, courage and perseverance; a story of observing a Universe of deep mysteries and hidden secrets; and a story of designing, building and operating the most powerful ground-based telescopes on the planet. The movie focuses on the essential aspects of an astronomical observatory, while offering a broader view of how astronomy is done. From site-testing to locate the best places in the world for observing the sky, to how telescopes are built and what mysteries of the Universe astronomers are revealing.

July 24, 8PM "Liquid Sky: EDM" Enjoy a playlist of classic and contemporary electronic hits set to the psychedelic visuals of “Milkdrop”, and deep space journey rendered live on our 4k, 60fps dome. Featured artists include DeadMau5, Daft Punk, and many more! (Music Visualization Show)

July 29, 8PM "Yellowstone to Enceladus" - Wyoming's Yellowstone area was designated the first National Park over a hundred years ago, as a natural preserve and natural curiosity. Today millions flock to it's awesome displays of volcanic power as half the worlds known geysers lie within the park. A billion miles away on an icy moon of Saturn a similar power lies beneath the surface causing fantastic ice plumes to reach into space. Yellowstone's boiling and acidic hot pools harbor extreme forms of life, could Enceladus also? Despite the charm of Yellowstone National Park, is it really a ticking bomb? And what could we do to mitigate a super-volcano eruption? See Yellowstone park in full-dome and virtual reality photography!

July 30, 2PM "Out There: Extrasolar Worlds" For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the centre of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought.
A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered.

July 30, 8PM "Wyoming Skies" - What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

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

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UW Planetarium

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6506

Email: planetarium@uwyo.edu

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