Planetarium at Dusk

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Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy an exciting full-dome film in Cape Fear Museum’s portable, digital planetarium. Planetarium at Dusk will take place Thursday evenings at 5:30 PM throughout the summer months. 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. Free for members or included with general admission.

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.


Thursday, August 15 at 5:30 PM: Totality (30 min)
This full dome show is all about eclipses, from lunar to total solar.

Thursday, August 22 at 5:30 PM: Earth’s Wild Ride (22 min)
Earth’s Wild Ride is like many tales shared by grandparents over the centuries, except “the old country” is really another planet, always visible from the moon base, but totally unlike the granddaughter’s world. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava. Film developed by the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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