Goddard Planetarium

Comets, quasars, black holes—the night sky is filled with things wild and wonderful. Like the imagination of a child, space is beautiful and boundless.

The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium presents star shows, multi-media presentations, and hands-on activities for children and families that help us understand the changing universe and the impact of space science on our lives.

Summer 2018 Schedule

Throughout April to June, shows will be presented on Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 2 pm and 3:30 pm, and Saturdays at 2 pm. Shows include a full-dome film accompanied by a star presentation. Shows last approximately 40 minutes. For more information or to schedule a group, please call Jeremy Howe at 575-624-6744 x 23. 


Museum Members: free
$5: adults (ages 16-59) 
$3: children (ages 4-15)
Tots (ages 3 and under) are free
$3: Roswell residents with ID, seniors (ages 60+) and active military with ID

Phantom of the Universe

Tuesdays: April 3 & 17 at 7 pm
Wednesdays in April at 2 pm
Saturdays: April 7 & 21 at 2 pm
Go on the hunt for dark matter and get immersed into the high-energy world of physics with fantastic visuals covering everything from the Big Bang to a deep underground experiment.  


Tuesdays: April 10 & 24 at 7 pm
Wednesdays in April at 3:30 pm
Saturdays: April 14 & 28 at 2 pm
From work of students at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, this show explores the topic of consciousness and investigates the creative, perceptive and unexplored mind. 

From Earth to the Universe

Tuesdays: May 1, 15, & 29 at 7 pm
Wednesdays in May at 2 pm pm
Saturdays: May 5 & 19 at 2 pm
From theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, journey through space and time beyond the Milky Way to a myriad of galaxies.

Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe
Tuesdays: May 8 & 22 at 7 pm

Wednesdays in May at 3:30 pm
Saturdays: May 12 & 26 at 2 pm
In a feast of colors and sounds, dive into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of 6 Mayan temples in relation to the movement of the Sun, the Moon and Venus.


Tuesdays: June 5 & 19 at 7 pm
Wednesdays in June at 2 pm
Saturdays: June 2 and 16 at 2 pm
Using stunning fulldome supercomputer simulations, Dark explains and explores the nature of dark matter, the missing 80% of the mass of the Universe.

The Unknown Between

Tuesdays: June 12 & 26 at 7 pm
Wednesdays in June at 2 pm
Saturdays: June 9 & 23 at 2 pm
Explore the moment between wakefulness and sleep in this mesmerizing journey brought to screen by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 

Renovation Complete

The Planetarium underwent a major renovation this year including the installation of a full-dome digital theater system with Digistar 6 programming, LED lighting around the perimeter, comfortable seating, as well as a dome repainting. Thanks is extended to the many donors and project supporters including Don and Sally Anderson, the City of Roswell and the RMAC Foundation and its donors.

Touch the Stars: Teach Bigger is the fundraising campaign coordinated by the RMAC Foundation in support of the recent planetarium renovation. It's not too late to suport the project. Donors can still sponsor seats for $500 or make donations in any denomination. For more details, please contact the RMAC Foundation office at 575-627-0918. Email: rmacfound@qwestoffice.net. Mailing address: 400 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 220, Roswell, NM  88201.