The vastness of our planet’s oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka’hina, the enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in peace… until the volcano erupts and the spell is broken. Now it’s up to the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef. A star show follows the movie.
In this role-playing game, players will represent a team of scientists and engineers sending a spacecraft on a mission to space. They will meet with the surprises, setbacks, and successes that accompany every scientific mission. The player who collects enough data and completes their mission first is the “winner,” but all players are encouraged to complete their mission and discuss their results.
This program will be presented by Katherine (“Kat”) Hunt. Kat is the manager of Ingram Planetarium, the Museum of Coastal Carolina’s sister facility located in Sunset Beach.
This live-action full dome program puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation. Learn how to read the stars and interpret the winds and waves to navigate without modern instruments. The film tells the story of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the recovery of the nearly lost art and science of traditional, non-instrument navigation in Hawaii. This film was produced in Hawaii by Bishop Museum and 1001 Stories in collaboration with the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. This fast-paced family show investigates our home planet and how it interacts with our most familiar neighbors. Learn about lunar phases, eclipses and other phenomena we see in our skies to better understand how the Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help explain various concepts. The movie is followed by a star show.
Funding for this film was provided by The Town of Sunset Beach through its Accommodation Taxes.
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson on a journey exploring the life of a photon. Start from its creation in the belly of a star, travel across the galaxy and go all the way into the eye of a young stargazing girl. You will learn the structures of the eye and its functions while taking a ride on the optic nerve. Discover how the eye works and how technology has enabled us to restore vision and prevent a variety of diseases that affect sight. A star show follows the movie.
Ever wonder “what’s up” in the night sky? Explore the planets, constellations, and other celestial events happening in the sky tonight. This live program focuses on what you can see if you stepped outside and looked up to the heavens. Is there a meteor shower? Can you see the International Space Station? Find out how to identify these objects. This program will also comment on the latest breaking news in astronomy.
Magic Globe is an engaging story designed to interest and challenge young children. While on vacation at her grandpa’s house, Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery with secret powers that can change the world’s seasons. Mia’s eccentric uncle tries to trick Mia into using the tool’s secret powers but she quickly realizes the consequences of their actions. The movie is followed by a live star show.