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Laser Zeppelin

Madison, WI
Lasers draw animations on the dome to go along with the music!

Celebration of Flight

Madison, WI
Lasers draw animations on the dome to go along with the music! An educational show introducing the history and physics of flight. The story sections are broken up with entertaining songs.

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon

Madison, WI
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 12’s mission to the Moon, the planetarium is teaming up with local author Dean Robbins for a special presentation and planetarium program based on his children’s picture book The... read more
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Past Events

Spooky Space

Spooky Space

Madison, WI
Join us to explore cosmic connections to Halloween in this pre-recorded program which highlights a scary looking image of the Sun, monstrous black holes, zombie stars, scary-looking clouds of gas and dust, and more. We’ll also explore the current night sky.
Mon, Oct 14 2019 6:30 PM Sat, Oct 19 2019 5:00 PM

Galaxies

Galaxies

Madison, WI
Galaxies are giant cities of stars, gas, and dust. Where are we in our Milky Way Galaxy? Where can we see it? What does the latest research tell us about how they form, and how the universe has evolved? Join us to explore these questions and the latest beautiful images from professional observato...
Mon, Sep 16 2019 6:30 PM Wed, Sep 25 2019 7:30 PM

First Man on the Moon

First Man on the Moon

Madison, WI
Celebrating 50 Years Join us to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission which marked the first time humans walked on the Moon. We will explore what it took to get humans to the Moon, and learn more about this historic mission. Come early to participate in family-friendly activ...
Tue, Jul 16 2019 6:30 PM Sat, Jul 20 2019 3:15 PM

The Sun Our Living Star

The Sun Our Living Star

Madison, WI
This amazing film tells the story of our nearest star, the Sun. It’s the source of energy for nearly all life on Earth. It drives our winds and weather. What makes it shine? What does it look like up close? Explore these questions and more! We’ll also explore the current night sky. Weather permit...
Fri, Jun 14 2019 1:00 PM Sat, Jun 15 2019 2:00 PM

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MMSD Planetarium 201 S Gammon Rd Madison, WI 53717
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