Are you a faculty member interested in showing one of our fulldome movies to your class but would like to view it yourself first? Are you curious what our planetarium can do for your group, event, or class? Or are you someone just interested in learning more about science through one of our entertaining and educational fulldome shows? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, our Fulldome Friday Series is for you!

Shows will generally begin with a very brief orientation to the night sky and objects currently visible from HPU that time of year using our Starry Night software. Then we will screen one of our short (20-30 min) fulldome movies from our library.  The entire experience will last approximately 30 min. Due to safety concerns associated with our low lighting conditions, we discourage people from entering or exiting the planetarium once the show has started, so please arrive on time.

At this time, Fulldome Friday shows are only open to HPU faculty, staff, and students. Due to a limited seating capacity, reservations are required and can be made using the button links below. We look forward to seeing you under the dome!

 


October 1st @ 4pm

Spooky Space

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts — and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae! Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday.

 

 

 

 

October 8th @ 4pm

Spooky Space

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts — and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae! Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

October 22nd @ 4pm

Spooky Space

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts — and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae! Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

October 29th @ 4pm

Spooky Space

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts — and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae! Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

November 5th @ 4pm

Atlas of a Changing Earth

In the wake of rising global temperatures, the age-old act of map-making is shedding new light on the changes on our planet. Using stunning, latest-generation imagery from space, Atlas of a Changing Earth takes viewers into the dynamic processes causing coastal glaciers to melt, and explores how rising seas could affect coastlines.

 

 

 

 

 

November 12th @ 4pm

To Space and Back

To Space and Back is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. Discover how we’ve been changed by space exploration, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery. What’s happening above is coming back down to Earth!

 

 

 

 

November 19th @ 4pm

Expedition Reef

Learn about the secrets of the “rainforests of the sea” as you embark on an oceanic safari through the world’s most vibrant—and endangered—marine ecosystems. Narrated by Lea Salonga, Expedition Reef immerses you in a spectacular undersea adventure. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth—while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing.

 

 

 

 

December 3rd @ 4pm

The Longest Night: A Winter’s Tale

In this one-of-a-kind show, viewers observe the winter solstice through the lens of a timeless fable of courage, generosity, and renewal. Combining live-action diverse puppetry with intricate animation, this innovative and imaginative program explores the idea that winter is a time for Earth to rest, waiting for new growth in the spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 10th @ 4pm

The Longest Night: A Winter’s Tale

In this one-of-a-kind show, viewers observe the winter solstice through the lens of a timeless fable of courage, generosity, and renewal. Combining live-action diverse puppetry with intricate animation, this innovative and imaginative program explores the idea that winter is a time for Earth to rest, waiting for new growth in the spring.