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.

Winter 2018 Schedule

Throughout January to March, 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

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System 

Tuesdays: January 2, 16 & 30 at 7 pm 
Wednesdays in January at 2 pm 
Saturdays: January 13 & 27 at 2 pm
Join scientists as they investigate and map the boundary between our solar system and the rest of our galaxy using NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX).

The Dark Matter Mystery 

Tuesdays: January 9 & 23 at 7 pm 
Wednesdays in January at 3:30 pm 
Saturdays: January 6 & 20 at 2 pm 
Hunting for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground is proving to be one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer.

The Hot and Energetic Universe 

Tuesdays: February 6 & 20 at 7 pm 
Wednesdays in February at 2 pm 
Saturdays: February 3 & 17 at 2 pm 
Experience the achievements of modern astronomy with the use of immersive visualizations and real images from the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories. 


Tuesdays: February 13 & 27 at 7 pm
Wednesdays in February at 3:30 pm
Saturdays: February 10 & 24 at 2 pm 
Witness the birth of the Sun, discover how it came to support life, learn how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.

Out There

Tuesdays: March 6 & 20 at 7 pm 
Wednesdays in March at 2 pm 
Saturdays: March 3, 17 & 31 at 2 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. 


Tuesdays: March 13 & 27 at 7 pm 
Wednesdays in March at 3:30 pm
Saturdays: March 10 & 24 at 2 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.