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Upcoming Events

MMSD Planetarium

Living in Balance - March Public Show

Madison, WI CST
Join us for a planetarium experience exploring the full dome video production "Living in Balance - Anishinaabe Star Knowledge" that highlights Anishinaabe stories of constellations and moons in relation to contemporary insig… read more

Mars: The Ultimate Voyage - April Public Show

Madison, WI CST
We invite you to explore the question—what will it take to get astronauts to Mars—and back—safely? This dynamic, animated experience highlights real NASA research and initiatives that are preparing the next generation of ast… read more

The Stars of Summer - May Public Show

Madison, WI CST
Join us as we explore the stars, asterisms and constellations of the summer sky.  Learn how to find some of the great deep sky objects that can be seen in the night skies of the summer months.
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Past Events

Season of Light - December Public Shows

Season of Light - December Public Shows

Madison, WI
For those living in the Northern hemisphere the winter months are a time associated with struggle against the darkness.  In this program we will explore the seasons as well as the traditions, across many cultures, that are associated with this season of light in the darkness. As always, we’ll explo…
Mon, Dec 19 2022 6:00 PM Tue, Dec 20 2022 8:30 PM

Ghost Wars

Ghost Wars

Madison, WI
GHOST WARS music/film hand-crafted in real time by Aaron Granat and Thomas Ferrella BAND:    YOU OF ALL PEOPLE  -  ed ahrens, kevin schaefer, nick orlowski, phil redman, steve tyska, thomas ferrella   thomas ferrellauntethered, auto-didact, visual and performance artist resides in madison, wi, …
Fri, Jan 6 2023 8:00 PM Sat, Jan 7 2023 9:00 PM

JWST: Gateway to the Universe - January Public Show

JWST: Gateway to the Universe - January Public Show

Madison, WI
In this program we will explore the wonders of the design, build, launching and bringing online one of the most important new tools for astronomical exploration of our lifetimes.  The program will also dive into the amazing things that we have already learned from the first six months of the James …
Mon, Jan 23 2023 6:00 PM Tue, Jan 24 2023 8:30 PM

The Stars of Summer - May Public Program

The Stars of Summer - May Public Program

Madison, WI
Join us as we explore the stars, asterisms and constellations of the summer sky.  Learn how to find some of the great deep sky objects that can be seen in the night skies of the summer months. A brief introduction to observing with a beginner's telescope will walk you through how to setup and use …
Mon, May 22 2023 6:00 PM Tue, May 23 2023 8:30 PM

Season of Light - December Public Show

Season of Light - December Public Show

Madison, WI
For those living in the Northern hemisphere the winter months are a time associated with struggle against the darkness.  In this program we will explore the seasons as well as the traditions, across many cultures, that are associated with this season of light in the darkness. As always, we’ll explo…
Mon, Dec 11 2023 6:00 PM Tue, Dec 12 2023 8:30 PM

The Stars of Autumn - October Public Show

The Stars of Autumn - October Public Show

Madison, WI
Join us as we explore the stars, asterisms and constellations of the autumn sky.  Learn how to find some of the great deep sky objects that can be seen in the night skies of the autumn months. A brief introduction to observing with a beginner's telescope will walk you through how to setup and use …
Mon, Oct 16 2023 6:00 PM Tue, Oct 17 2023 8:30 PM

Lights Out! Eclipses: Whys, Wonders and Wows - January Public Show

Lights Out! Eclipses: Whys, Wonders and Wows - January Public Show

Madison, WI
Join us as we explore fascinating eclipse stories--from long ago scariness--to amazing stories of discovery. Experience the wonder of totality!
Mon, Jan 22 2024 6:00 PM Thu, Jan 25 2024 8:30 PM

The Dying of the LIght - We Hope!, April Public Program

The Dying of the LIght - We Hope!, April Public Program

Madison, WI
Join us as we explore the differences between effective lighting and light pollution.  Learn more about how we can work to protect human health and wildlife reproduction and ecology, public safety and reduce energy consumption and its associated cost and carbon footprint. We will explore together …
Mon, Apr 17 2023 6:00 PM Tue, Apr 18 2023 8:30 PM

We are Guardians - November Public Show

We are Guardians - November Public Show

Madison, WI
Join us as we explore how the ecosystems of our world are intrinsically connected. With the help of satellites we examine the links between human activities and climate change. We Are Guardians looks at how our world, its peoples and ecosystems are intrinsically connected, and how with the help of…
Mon, Nov 13 2023 6:00 PM Thu, Nov 16 2023 8:30 PM

Living in Balance - Anishinaabe Star Knowledge - March Public Program

Living in Balance - Anishinaabe Star Knowledge - March Public Program

Madison, WI
Living in Balance - Anishinaabe Star Knowledge is a full dome video production that highlights Anishinaabe stories of constellations and moons in relation to contemporary insights about environmental changes.  Teachings shared by native skywatchers Carl Gawboy, William Wilson and Dr. Annette S. Lee…
Mon, Mar 20 2023 6:00 PM Thu, Mar 23 2023 8:30 PM

Mailing Address

MMSD Planetarium 201 S Gammon Rd Madison, WI 53717
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