Planetarium Adventures

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Enjoy an exciting full-dome film in Cape Fear Museum’s portable, digital planetarium. These family-friendly programs are fun and appropriate for all ages and adult participation is required. Space is limited and availability is first come, first serve.

Planetarium shows are best viewed while sitting on the floor inside the dome. It is ADA accessible and chairs may be brought in to accommodate visitors as necessary.

Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22 at 2 PM: Seasonal Stargazing: Summer (20 min)
Experience the Museum’s digital planetarium with a guided tour of tonight’s sky. Discover new and familiar constellations, explore Greek myths and learn to find Mercury and Mars in the early evening sky.

Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13 at 2 PM: Dinosaurs at Dusk (31 min)
From pterosaurs to paragliding – a full-speed flight through history!

Saturday, July 20 at 11 AM: We Choose Space (24 min)
Astronauts Scott Parazinsky, Tom Jones, Gene Cernan and veteran space reporter Walter Cronkite are your tour guides on this adventure to the International Space Station and to the past and future moon. Includes Fulldome imagery using OUR fisheye lens on the ISS! Fulldome film is from Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27 at 2 PM: From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA (30 min)
When humans dare to dream, we create truly amazing things! Fulldome film from Museum of Science, Boston.

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