Join us for a breathtaking view of the cosmos!
The Taylor Planetarium at Museum of the Rockies features one of the world’s most advanced projection technologies. Called Digistar 5 and developed by Evans & Sutherland, this state-of-the-art projection system allows visitors to experience our universe and our world in vivid colors, dramatic motion and brilliant displays of light. Programs change regularly so please check back often to see what’s new at the Taylor Planetarium.
Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe
Showtimes: Daily showings at 10am, 1pm and 4pm
Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, scientists are detecting and using tiny and elusive particles called neutrinos to explore the insides of stars and galaxies. These ghostly neutrinos give us an exclusive look into exploding stars and black holes. You’ll get stunning views of the most remote locations on Earth to the unexplored regions of the cosmos on a journey you will never forget.
Showtimes: Daily showings at 2pm and 5pm; Monday – Friday at noon
With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane and come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales. Narrated by Liam Neeson.
The Big Sky Tonight – Summer 2014
Showtimes: Daily Showing at 11am and 3pm
Come learn what can be seen in the night sky right from your own backyard! This unique presentation covers seasonal constellations for the casual viewer, as well as deep sky objects for those who want to know where to point their telescopes. This program is updated regularly to show current sky events along with new images from space.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Showtimes: Saturday and Sunday at noon
Big Bird, Elmo and their friend Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from the Chinese production of Sesame Street, travel from Sesame Street to the Moon in this brilliant spectacle of light and color designed for young children. One World, One Sky is a great way to introduce the littlest members of the family to astronomy.
All shows and times are subject to change without notice.