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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!



Show Times*

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* Show times may be modified according to audience demand.




Planetarium Admission

CSC Member: $2
Nonmember: $3

Member Combo Ticket
CSC Members - $2

Nonmember Combo Ticket
Adults - $8
Youth (3 to 18) - $6
Children under 3 - $3



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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Black Holes

Black Holes

Black Holes takes you on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. Where do they come from? Where do they go? How do we find them?

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Astronaut

Astronaut

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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Cardboard Rocket

Astronaut

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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2013-14
Planetarium Sponsors

John & Eileen Leach

TSH Charitable Foundation

 

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