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The Millholland Planetarium is a state-of-the-art theater, featuring full-dome digital technology –MEDIAGLOBE 3-D, created by Konica Minolta of Japan – and a powerful surround sound system to truly transport audiences beyond the confines of Earth.

Visitors will be immersed in giant-screen, 30-foot dome images of the surface of the Sun, Mars, nearby galaxies and beyond. Features include a traditional star talk – Catawba Sky—and rotating digital presentations.

Explore the rings of Saturn, massive black holes, volcanoes, ocean depths, the human body and more!



FEATURE SHOWS


Into the Deep

Into the Deep

A breathtaking journey exploring the deep sea, including its geology, marine biology, and overall marine environment. The show shares glimpses of rarely seen marine organisms: bio-luminescent frogfish, jellyfish, vampire squid, viperfish, pelican eels, and the mysterious fangtooth — all perfectly adapted to the extreme pressures and temperatures of their alien environment.

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Astronaut

Astonaut

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Astronaut, takes you from Earth into space... and beyond. 

 

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

The show Cardboard Rocket will allow audience members to embark on an outstanding adventure as two children spend a night touring the solar system alongside their ships navigator, an astronomy book.

 

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One World, One Sky

One World, One Sky

Big Bird and his friends Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu explore how the Earth is the same for all people no matter where they live.  This show examines the similarities and differences between the earth and the moon.  A good choice for young children

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*Public planetarium schedule subject to change.


 

2013-14
Planetarium Sponsors

John and Eileen Leach

TSH Charitable Foundation


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