Planetarium Shows

The Hurst Planetarium at Ella Sharp Museum

This magical planetarium is managed by the Ella Sharp Museum. Public astronomy shows are presented under the 30-foot dome throughout the year with a new state-of-the art OmniStar projector. The Planetarium offers shows featuring a live presentation of the stars, virtual night sky tours, private planetarium events and shows, night sky observing programs, and is a virtual classroom resource for parents, educators, and scouting groups.

Featured Events & Programming

Imagine the Moon

Showing Through June
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays at 12:00pm

When was the last time you looked at the Moon? Not Just noticed it, but really looked at it? To most of us the Moon seems like an afterthought, a thing we might notice in passing and then not give a second glance. But the Moon’s place in our lives is so much more than just its physical presence in the sky. It is a constant companion in our collective imagination.

The Hot and Energetic Universe

Showing Through June
Wednesday through Friday at 4pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2pm & 4pm

High Energy Astrophysics explores hot gas in clusters of galaxies, which are the most massive objects in the universe. It also probes hot gas accretion around supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This documentary uses immersive visualizations and real images from modern astronomy to dive into the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to High Energy Astrophysics.

In-Person Private Shows

Date & Time By Request

Look no further for a unique personalized experience through time and space. The Hurst Planetarium is available for private shows for your family, friends, club or classroom. We can show you the night sky from any place and time on Earth, travel throughout the solar system, or visit the edge of the observable universe! A Hurst Planetarium show is perfect for a one-of-a-kind family event, classroom program, special date night, anniversary gift, and more!

  • Reservations for Private Shows must be made 2 weeks in advance.
  • Private Show availability varies based on our Public Show schedule and other special events.
  • The latest start time for a Private Show is 6:00 pm.

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