Museum & Planetarium Events

Dec
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Accidental Astronaut @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Follow the animated adventures of Cy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun, and Moon with a wise-cracking spaceship computer. See an asteroid crash into the Moon. Bounce along on the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. Gain a new appreciation of our home planet. The Accidental Astronauts is a space adventure for all ages but is especially appropriate for young space explorers.

Longest Night: A Winter’s Tale @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This is a story of courage, generosity and renewal, exploring the concept that winter is a time for Earth to rest while waiting for spring to bring new growth. A young girl, born into a family of nomadic storytellers, embarks on a simple quest. Will what she discovers help her save her village?

 

Tales of the Maya Skies @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn about the wonders of Maya science, cosmology and myth as you are taken back in time to the jungles of Mexico and the cities and temples of the ancient Maya. See how Maya scholars developed a sophisticated understanding of astronomy, architecture, and mathematics that enabled them to predict solstices, solar eclipses, weather patterns and planetary movements.

Cosmic Colors (NEW!) @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Why is the sky blue? Why is Mars red? Take a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum and discover the many reasons for color. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole. See the actual color of a dinosaur, based on recent evidence.

 

Seven Wonders @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Witness the ancient world’s Seven Wonders as they appeared thousands of years ago. Then, glimpse some of the greatest wonders of the universe.

 

The Sky Tonight @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Get a live look at the sky tonight! Explore the planets, constellations, and other celestial events visible in the Carolina night sky.

Longest Night: A Winter’s Tale @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a story of courage, generosity and renewal, exploring the concept that winter is a time for Earth to rest while waiting for spring to bring new growth. A young girl, born into a family of nomadic storytellers, embarks on a simple quest. Will what she discovers help her save her village?

Laser Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is a progressive rock band that pushes musical boundaries. TSO has sold millions of albums and is well-known for its exciting live concerts.

Dec
12
Thu
Longest Night: A Winter’s Tale @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This is a story of courage, generosity and renewal, exploring the concept that winter is a time for Earth to rest while waiting for spring to bring new growth. A young girl, born into a family of nomadic storytellers, embarks on a simple quest. Will what she discovers help her save her village?

 

Tales of the Maya Skies @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn about the wonders of Maya science, cosmology and myth as you are taken back in time to the jungles of Mexico and the cities and temples of the ancient Maya. See how Maya scholars developed a sophisticated understanding of astronomy, architecture, and mathematics that enabled them to predict solstices, solar eclipses, weather patterns and planetary movements.