Explore @ the OCC Planetarium
The sky has been an object offascination for as long as humans have walked the earth. The movements of thespheres are ingrained in every culture on earth and have created mythologies,superstitions, and legends many people still recognize. Today we turn ourscientific tools toward the heavens to get a new perspective of the universeand our place in it. Take a journey through time, from the most ancientastrologers, to the future of manned exploration of the solar system and seehow our view of the cosmos has grown and evolved.
Recommended ages: 10 and up
When & Where
Earth, Moon, & Sun is a fun andexciting full dome exploration of a huge range of heavenly phenomena. Lunarphases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and seasons are all explained with thehelp of a very confused and troublesome coyote, straight from Native Americanfolklore. Through correcting Coyote’s many misunderstandings, we can begin tounfold what’s really going on in the sky.
Recommended ages: 6-12
An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. Introduce a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future.
Recommended ages: 8 and up
Travel with the brother-sister duo Jack and Annie in their Magic Treehouse as they learn about how scientists uncover the mysteries of the universe. With the help of a real astronomer, astronaut, and of course, a pile of books, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning to the edges of the universe.
Based on the popular book series by Mary Pope Osborne.
Recommended ages: 5-12