After decades of planning and a 9-year journey, the New Horizons spacecraft will reach Pluto on July 14, 2015, providing our first close-up view of the this “non-planet object” and its five moons.We'll explore some of the basic steps in the engineering design process needed to send spacecraft to ...
Thu, Jul 9 2015 6:00 PM — Thu, Jul 23 2015 7:00 PM
The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known.Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Me...
Thu, Apr 16 2015 6:00 PM — Thu, Jun 25 2015 7:00 PM
"Dinosaurs at Dusk," produced by Mirage3D, takes audiences back in time to explore the origins of flight. Audiences will meet the remarkable flying reptiles called pterosaurs and wonder at amazing dinosaurs that had feathers. They will take flight and discover the implications of continental drif...
Thu, Nov 6 2014 6:00 PM — Thu, Apr 2 2015 7:00 PM
Smith Middle School's own Steve Nystrup along with his son (and GHS graduate) Aaron will be performing live in the dome. The Steve Nystrup Trio has been performing the past several years in Glastonbury and is a regular at clubs and stages around the state. The band, consisting of Steve on guita...
Friday, February 20 2015 7:30 PM — 8:30 PM
From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights — be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space. Who were these men and women who took part in these deat...
Thu, Jan 8 2015 6:00 PM — Thu, Feb 19 2015 7:00 PM
Local musician Jamie Sherwood will to you on a tour of the historical development of music from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century as the universe evolved. Come hear the music and witness the skies from the past 6 centuries.
Fri, Jan 31 2014 7:30 PM — Fri, Jan 30 2015 8:30 PM
Glastonbury residents Janine DiNatale and Paul DeMaio will bring their jazz and acoustical styles to the planetarium for a concert under the dome. Join them for a "universe themed concert" that will include a variety of musical genres ranging in style from Jazz standards to Led Zeppelin, Elton Jo...
Thu, Nov 7 2013 7:30 PM — Fri, Nov 7 2014 8:30 PM
Local musician, Greg Colossale will be playing under the stars at the Hammond Organ accompanied by Drums and Sax. The rocking jazz sound is unique to the Hammond, along with Greg's soulful vocals, the band will leave you moving your legs while you tap along. In the vain of Ray Charles, Jimmy Smi...
Fri, Dec 6 2013 7:30 PM — Fri, Oct 17 2014 8:30 PM
In case you haven’t heard, the Moon is trending again… and in a big way. Like in the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of lunar explorers. Only this time, they’re going back to the moon for good. The educational 24-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE...
Thu, Oct 2 2014 6:00 PM — Thu, Oct 16 2014 7:00 PM
Supervolcanoes is an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The program moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar sy...
Thu, Apr 10 2014 6:00 PM — Thu, Sep 18 2014 7:00 PM