Goddard Planetarium


The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium is home to a state-of-the-art, full-dome digital theater system with Digistar 6 programming. This immersive experience brings the captivating story of our cosmic origins to life like never before. Thanks is extended to the RMAC Foundation and its donors.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available to help us bring the newest films to our Roswell community. 
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Public Show Schedule


Shows are presented on Tuesdays at 7 pm, and Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 2 p.m.  Each show includes a full-dome film accompanied by a star presentation. Films last approximately 30 minutes. For more information or to schedule a group, please call Jeremy Howe at 575-624-6744 

April 2020 Films and Show Times


Cosmology


28 minutes 

The study of our universe is as old as time, yet our understanding of the origins and nature of the universe is less than 100 years old. This fulldome planetarium program, written and produced by high school and college students is an overview of the science of cosmology. From our earliest theories about he size of the universe to the big bang theory, this show details how our understanding has evolved over time. 

Tuesday at 7 p.m.
April 21

Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
April 15 & 29

Saturdays at 2 p.m.
April 11 & 25
Cosmology

The Sun: Our Living Star


24 minutes 

The Sun is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.   Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a “typical dwarf star,” the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.  Discover the secrets of the most important star in our lives in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
April 14 & 28

Wednesday at 2 p.m.
April 22

Saturday at 2 p.m.
April 18
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May 2020 Films and Show Times

Exoplanets


30 minutes

Learn about planets beyond our solar system and techniques astronomers use to find them.  Winner of the Associazione dei Planetari Italiani Planetarium Video Competition.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
May 12 & 26

Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
May 6 & 20

Saturdays at 2 p.m.
May 2, 16 & 30
Exo

Galaxies | Aurora Storm


15 minutes |11 minutes

A 15 minute introduction to galaxies. The full dome show Galaxies talks about the classifications and history of galaxies throughout time.

Aurora Storm is a NASA-funded fulldome show about the captivating northern lights. It was produced by the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the University of Alaska Museum of the North.
This show melds science and technology with literature and a multicultural look at the aurorae. It teaches geophysics and earth science while giving your audiences a look at the dazzling aurorae through the eyes of scientists, photographers and local inhabitants who share their traditional views of this phenomenon.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
May 5 & 19

Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
May 13 & 27

Saturdays at 2 p.m.
May 9 & 23
Galaxies


June 2020 Films and Show Times

Destination Mars: The New Frontier 


30 minutes

Ever wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they’re building the technology to get us there! Destination Mars: The New Frontier gives you an up-close look at humanity’s most epic endeavor.

Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
June 2, 16 & 30

Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
June 10 & 24
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
June 3 & 17

Saturdays at 1 p.m.
June 6 & 20
Saturdays at 3 p.m.
June 13 & 27
Mars

Voyage to Distant Worlds


38 minutes

A tour of the objects in our solar system from the sun out to the Kuiper belt.
This fulldome show includes the latest info from various observatories and robotic space probes.

Tuesday at 7 p.m.
June 23

Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
June 3 & 17
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
June 10 & 24

Saturdays at 1 p.m.
June 13 & 27
Saturdays at 3 p.m.
June 6 &20
Voyage

From Earth to the Universe 


30 minutes

This stunning, 30-minute voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. Viewers can revel in the splendour of the worlds in the Solar System and our scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe takes the audience out to the colourful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

Thursdays at 1 p.m.
June 4 & 18
Thursdays at 3 p.m.
June 11 & 25

Fridays at 1 p.m.
June 12 & 26
Fridays at 3 p.m.
June 5 & 19
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IMPACT!


25 minutes

IMPACT! teaches about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets.
The film shows dramatically the effects of the Chixulub and Tungusta events, plus the Pallasite impact that resulted in the Brenham meteorite fall. IMPACT! describes ways that asteroid hunters seek new objects in the solar system, and how ground penetrating radar is used to find meteorites that have survived to the Earth’s surface.

Thursdays at 1 p.m.
June 11 & 25
Thursdays at 3 p.m.
June 4 & 18

Fridays at 1 p.m.
June 5 & 19
Fridays at 3 p.m.
June 12 & 26
Impact