K12 Discovery Dome

The GEHC is ready to take you to Space! Explore the galaxy and the stars while spending some quality instructional time in our unique Discovery Dome Theater. The GEHC’s portable planetarium is available to travel to your school for outreach programs or science nights. This exceptional visual experience allows students to experience space and space concepts in a new way!

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The following shows and programs are available for use in the Discovery Dome:

Night Sky Presentation

Explore the night sky to see some phenomenal objects out in space and learn how ancient people viewed the heavens.

Length: 23 minutes-Suggested audience: Ages 5 and up

Astronaut

Discover how the exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken.

Length: 23 minutes-Suggested audience: Ages 5 and up

Saturn-The Ring World

See Saturn up close and all around you inside our dome theater.

Length: 23 minutes-Suggested audience: Ages 5 and up

Force Five

Extreme weather takes center stage in this full dome animated show revealing images not seen by the naked eye due to their life threatening nature. .

Length: 20 minutes-Suggested audience: Ages 9 and up

Two Small Pieces Of Glass:The Amazing Telescope

Learn how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Length: 22 minutes-Suggested audience: Ages 10 and up

Heart Of The Sun

This planetarium show takes you inside the Sun. New space based technologies, along with a new generation of terrestrial instruments, capture both the fine surface detail and the vast eruptions of the corona with unprecedented clarity.

Length: 22 minutes-Suggested audience: Ages 10 and up

Ultimate Universe

A joint effort between Evans & Sutherland and the Clark Planetarium, Ultimate Universe is a three dimensional journey from the edge of the universe through space and time to reach our home planet.

Length: 33 minutes-Suggested audience: Ages 10 and up

Amazing Astronomers Of Antiquity

Did you know that over 2,000 years ago ancient astronomers knew the Earth was round, measured its diameter and distance from the sun, created an accurate star map, knew the length of the year to the precision of our modern calendar, and developed a method for predicting eclipses? Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity shares these ancient secrets.

Length: 22 minutes-Suggested audience: Ages 10 and up

IBEX- Search For The Edge Of The Solar System

Investigate the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of the galaxy by understanding NASA’ s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX).

Length: 28 minutes-Suggested audience: Ages 12 and up