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Upcoming Events

GEHMS Planetarium

Cocomong

Glastonbury, CT
Cocomong is very curious about space. But reading about space in books makes it seem so far away. That’s when Halley, a friendly alien, drops in! Halley has come to Earth all the way from Titan in order to protect the last... read more

Romancing the Stars

Glastonbury, CT
Celebrate Valentine's Day by learning some of the many love stories told in the tapestry of the stars of the night sky.  Hear the heroic story of Perseus and Andromeda, the Japanese story of Orihime and Hikoboshi, and the ... read more

Wonders of the Winter Sky

Glastonbury, CT
A live presenter will take you on a in-depth  journey to explore the celestial dellights of our winter sky,  from bright stars and planets to nebula and faraway objects.  Discover the magic, beauty and stories from the nig... read more

Black Holes

Glastonbury, CT
Journey to the realm of black holes in this cutting-edge production, narrated by Liam Neeson. Travel to a place where the laws of energy, force, motion, and time are pushed to the limit.  Experience one of the most excitin... read more

Sunstruck

Glastonbury, CT
Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away. Heliophysics is the main compo... read more

Dinosaurs at Dusk

Glastonbury, CT
Travel back in time through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous geological periods in search of the ancestors of modern-day birds, the feathered dinosaurs.Join a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascinat... read more

Seeing!

Glastonbury, CT
Ride a photon across the galaxy to your mind's eye and experience how we see.  “SEEING!” follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye. The viewer followsthe photon into the girl’s ey... read more

Asteroid: Mission Extreme

Glastonbury, CT
Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the ... read more

Life of Trees

Glastonbury, CT
In Life of Trees a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Taking the perspective of insects, the full dom... read more

From Dream to Discovery

Glastonbury, CT
Immerse your audiences in the adventure and extremes of spacecraft engineering in From Dream To Discovery: Inside NASA.  This fascinating 30-minute show about space engineering begins with an exploration of the Hubble Spac... read more

Perfect Little Planet

Glastonbury, CT
Perfect little planet. Greetings Earthlings! We’re on vacation! Imagine you could take the ultimate space vacation — where would you go to find that ideal place?
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Past Events

We Are Aliens

We Are Aliens

Glastonbury, CT
"We are an impossibility in an impossible universe." - Ray Bradbury In 1990, the first exoplanet was discovered.  Since then over 3000 more planets around other stars have been confirmed.  Explore how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the Universe. We...
Saturday, January 13 2018 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Laser Dark Side of the Moon

Laser Dark Side of the Moon

Glastonbury, CT
Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” released in 1973, is the band’s most commercially successful work and has sold more than 50 million copies.   Experience Pink Floyd's epic album with stunning laser visuals, staggering multimedia and intense sound.
Wed, Dec 27 2017 7:00 PM Fri, Dec 29 2017 8:30 PM

Laser Holidays

Laser Holidays

Glastonbury, CT
This festive program features a mix of everyone’s favorite holiday music, from the classical to the modern, all set to fantastic laser light and digital artwork. Laser Holidays is rated two on a five-point intensity scale, so it is appropriate for family members of all ages. The 15 songs range f...
Wed, Dec 27 2017 11:00 AM Fri, Dec 29 2017 7:00 PM

Bella Gaia

Bella Gaia

Glastonbury, CT
Bella GaiaDiscover the connections between natural systems and human activities. Bella Gaia – Beautiful Earth, takes the audience on a spectacular journey around planet Earth simulating the transformative effect astronauts feel while orbiting above.This poetic musical journey features astounding ...
Thu, Oct 5 2017 7:00 PM Fri, Dec 29 2017 3:30 PM

Winter Solstice Celebration

Winter Solstice Celebration

Glastonbury, CT
Ever since people first noticed the changing length of the days, the longest night of the year has been a special time marked by celebration. Ancient cultures around the world, from Rome to China to the Americas, developed customs and rituals designed to welcome the return of the sun and the begi...
Thursday, December 21 2017 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Astronaut

Astronaut

Glastonbury, CT
What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body.  "Astronaut" is an exp...
Saturday, December 9 2017 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Perfect Little Planet

Perfect Little Planet

Glastonbury, CT
Perfect little planet. Greetings Earthlings! We’re on vacation! Imagine you could take the ultimate space vacation — where would you go to find that ideal place? In “Perfect Little Planet,” a family from another star system is doing just that — looking for the perfect vacation spot as they trave...
Saturday, November 11 2017 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Mayan Archaeoastronomy

Mayan Archaeoastronomy

Glastonbury, CT
In a feast of colours and sounds, Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe makes a tour of 6 Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Palenque and Bonampak where the spectator dives into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of the orientations of its temples in...
Thu, Nov 2 2017 7:00 PM Thu, Nov 9 2017 8:30 PM

Zula

Zula

Glastonbury, CT
While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been travelling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash. The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her, before her actions cause catas...
Saturday, October 14 2017 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Solar Eclipse Viewing

Solar Eclipse Viewing

Glastonbury, CT
The Glastonbury Planetarium will hold the Eclipse 2017 Observing Event on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in the field next to the planetarium. The event will run from noon to 4:00 p.m., with the point of maximum eclipse occurring at 2:45 p.m. local time.  Viewing will be from the field next to the planet...
Monday, August 21 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Mailing Address

95 Oak Street Glastonbury, CT 06033
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