Wanek School of Natural Sciences
Culp Planetarium

Fulldome Fridays

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 45 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!

CHANGES DURING COVID-19:  Our planetarium shows will be limited to a maximum of 10 people per show. Although faculty, staff, and students may reserve seats using the links below, preference will be given to students in the case that more than 10 seats are reserved. Those who have requested seats will be informed the day before the show as to whether they have a confirmed seat. Masks are required.

Friday, September 25th

  • 2:00pm – How It Was Told to Me
  • 2:45pm – Faster than Light: the Dream of Interstellar Travel
  • 3:30pm – Oasis In Space
  • 4:15pm – Natural Selection



Friday, October 2nd

  • 2:00pm – Cell! Cell! Cell!
  • 2:45pm – Expedition Reef
  • 3:30pm – To Space and Back
  • 4:15pm – Black Holes

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Additional Fulldome Friday dates might be announced later!