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.
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The Planetarium will host LASER Shows during the UFO Festival July 6 - July 8, for a compete list of showtimes visit the UFO Festival Website here


Summer 2018 Schedule

Throughout June 12th 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. 



Admission


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



Dark

 
Saturday, June 2 at 2 pm
Tuesday, June 5 at 7 pm
Wednesday, June 6 at 3:30 pm
Starting June 12 - June 30 | Thursdays at 2 pm, Fridays at 3:30 pm and Tuesday, June 19 at 7 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


Wednesday June 6 at 2 pm
Saturday June 9 at 2 pm
Starting June 12 - June 30 | Wednesdays at 3:30 pm. Fridays at 2 pm, Saturdays at 3:30 pm, Tuesday June 12 at 7 pm

Explore the moment between wakefulness and sleep in this mesmerizing journey brought to screen by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System


Starting June 12 - June 30
Wednesdays at 2 pm
Thursdays at 3:30 pm
Saturdays at 2 pm
Tuesday, June 26 at 7 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).

Phantom of the Universe  


Showing in July
Thursdays at 2 pm
Fridays at 3:30 pm
Saturdays at 2 pm
Tuesdays July 3 and July 10 at 7 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.  

Universe


Showing in July
Saturdays at 2 pm
Wednesdays at 2 pm
Thursdays at 3:30 pm and Tuesdays July 17 and July 24 at 7 pm 


Take an historical look at how we have envisioned the universe then look through the eyes of today’s science and space explorers. 

Two Small Pieces of Glass


Showing in July
Fridays at 2 pm
Saturdays at 3:30 pm
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm
Tuesday, July 31 at 7 pm


Learn the history of the telescope from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Out There
Showing in August
Thursdays at 2 pm
Fridays at 3:30 pm
Tuesdays August 7 and August 14 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.


Seeing


Showing in August
Fridays at 2 pm
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm
Saturdays at 3:30 pm
Tuesday, August 28 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.