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Planetarium Shows

NOTE: DUE to Covid-19 restrictions the Abbitt Planetarium will be CLOSED to the PUBLIC but open for private groups of 9 or less. 

Full Planetarium Rental: Members $100 and non-members $200

For questions on private shows call the Reservations Office at 757-595-9135, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.

COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Social distancing and mask requirements will be observed while inside the Planetarium and all indoor museum areas. Seating is limited to 9 people.

 

For questions on private shows call the Reservations Office at 757-595-9135, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.

List of Several shows available in February

Legends of the Night Sky

  •   Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

The sky at night holds fascination for people of all ages. Join us in the Abbitt Planetarium for a look into the night sky and a fascinating retelling one of the classic Greek legends surrounding the constellations that can be found there. Perseus, one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology, rescued the Ethiopian princess Andromeda from the sea monster. Children and adults alike will enjoy this delightful program.

 

  •  Legends of the Night Sky: OrionLOTNS: Orion logo

Explore the evening sky and meet a friendly owl who spins a tale of the winter constellation Orion. Presented in dazzling laser lights, this is an exciting and often humorous version of the classic Greek legend of Orion.

COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Social distancing and mask requirements will be observed while inside the Planetarium and all indoor museum areas. Seating is limited a group of 9 people for private shows only.

 

Follow the Drinking Gourd

  • Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Quest for Freedom

“Follow the Drinking Gourd” takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family’s desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way. The program is based on a children’s book, “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This production incorporates historical images from the local region, Winter’s original artwork and music by Lovey Williams into a timeless experience that can be enjoyed by all ages.

COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Social distancing and mask requirements will be observed while inside the Planetarium and all indoor museum areas. Seating is limited to 9 people.

 

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Special Thanks to the British Fulldome Institute for the use of planetarium shows and clips.