Thursdays at 2:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at Millholland Planetarium.
There are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the universe. A galaxy is like a city of stars containing perhaps 100 billion or more stars. And, hundreds of billions of planets orbit those stars.
We observe this incredible universe from a small cosmic pebble, a spaceship, we call Earth.
Even in our neighborhood, in our solar system, there is very little special about our home planet. There are planets bigger than our Earth, planets smaller, planets with longer years, and shorter.
What makes Earth special? Water on the surface and oxygen in the air which allows for life as we know it.
Perhaps it is only by seeing our world close up and from space as a big blue marble, that we can fully appreciate our Spaceship Earth.
Planetarium shows are included in Catawba Science Center General Admission, on a first-come, first-seated basis.
About the Millholland Planetarium….
The Millholland Planetarium is a state-of-the-art theater, featuring full-dome digital technology – MEDIAGLOBE 3-D, created by Konica Minolta of Japan – and a powerful surround sound system to truly transport audiences beyond the confines of Earth. Visitors will be immersed in giant-screen, 30-foot dome images of the surface of the Sun, Mars, nearby galaxies and beyond. Features include Seasonal Stargazing and topical presentations. Explore the rings of Saturn, massive black holes, volcanoes, ocean depths, the human body and more! All shows are double features which include a main feature and a look at the seasonal night sky.