Explore

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in Explore, the lavish fulldome production from Creative Planet. It’s the story of humanity’s fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. In particular, today’s explorers depend on Kepler’s genius for their work in space.

Kepler’s Laws are explained using clear, easy-to-follow illustrations.  Then, to show how they work in space exploration, we follow an imaginary journey as astronauts leave Earth, dock with a space station, and finally head off to Mars. 

Explore combines history, astronomy, and the wonders of exploration in a visually stunning experience. This show plays on Saturday evenings at 8 pm, and is about 30 minutes long, plus a brief live star talk about objects to look for in the current night skies. Admission is just $3 (cash or check only, please.) Check out the trailer below.

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