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

To the end of August, shows will be presented on Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays thru Saturdays at 2 pm and 3:30 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

Out There
Showing in August
Thursdays at 2 pm
Fridays at 3:30 pm
Tuesday, August 7 at 7 pm

Using the world’s most powerful telescopes, we have, so far, catalogued over 4,000 planets outside of our solar system, all with a vast range of diversity. 

The Hot and Energetic Universe

Showing in August
Wednesdays at 2 pm
Saturdays at 2 pm
Thursdays at 3:30 pm
Tuesday, August 21 at 7 pm

Experience the achievements of modern astronomy with the use of immersive visualizations and real images from the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories.


Showing in August
Fridays at 2 pm
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm
Saturdays at 3:30 pm
Tuesday, August 14 at 7 pm

Follow the journey of a single photon as it is produced in a distant star, before travelling across the vast expanse of space to land on someone’s retina.

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.