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. 

Public Show Schedule

Shows are presented on Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 2:30pm, and Saturdays at 3:30pm.  Each show includes a full-dome film accompanied by a star presentation. Films last approximately 40 minutes. For more information or to schedule a group, please call Jeremy Howe at 575-624-6744 



SEEING! follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye. The viewer follows the photon into the girl’s eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions, prior to taking a ride on the optic nerve. Dramatic fulldome imagery from around the globe featuring humanity, landscapes, skyscapes, wildlife and space will be used to create the story. Along the way the program examines how the eye works, how technology has enabled us to restore vision and prevent a variety of diseases that affect sight.

 7pm September 3 & 17

 2:30pm September 11 & 25

3:30pm September 7 & 21



Explore the sun in all its glory.  Sunstruck takes us on a journey to discover the wonders of our magnificent sun and investigate how our star has supported life on Earth for millennia. This program includes information on the structure of our sun, the source of its energy, and how solar activity impacts our world.

7pm September 10 & 24

2:30pm September 4 & 18

3:30pm September 14 & 28

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October 2019 Films and Show Times

The Mayans: Cosmic Planners

(19 minutes) general audience

Travel to the ancient cities of Chichén Itza and Palenque in spellbinding immersive 360° - and discover how the famous Maya cities were designed. A fulldome film describing the cosmic vision of the ancient Maya culture. Discover how detailed Maya knowledge of the movements of the Sun, Moon, Venus and the stars influenced the construction of magnificent cities.

7pm October 1, 15 & 29

2:30pm October 9 & 23

3:30pm October 5 & 19

los mayas

Distant Worlds - Alien Life?

(29 minutes) general audience

The night sky is effectively a view of infinity; could alien life exist out there somewhere? This film investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

7pm October 8 & 22

2:30pm October 2, 16 & 30

3:30pm October 12 & 26

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November 2019 Films and Show Times

Cosmic Origin Spectrograph

(28 minutes) general audience

Cosmic Origin Spectrograph aboard the Hubble
Telescope is allowing us an unprecedented view into the vast spaces between galaxies that surrounds our own Milky Way.  Join us in the exploration of this hidden universe as we decode the secrets to the origins of the cosmos. 

7pm November 12 & 26

2:30pm November 6 & 20

3:30pm November 2, 16 & 30

The Dark Matter Mystery

(38 minutes) general audience

Join us for Dark Matter Mystery; Exploring a Cosmic Secret. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting investigations science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for dark matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery?

7pm November 5 &19

2:30pm November 13 & 27

3:30pm November 9 & 23
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December 2019 Films and Show Times

Secret of Calakmul:

(17 minutes) general audience

Discover the mysteries around Calakmul, a Mayan city discovered by archeologist in 1931. This full dome experience guides you through the Mayan architecture and its relationship with the starry sky, and shows the biodiversity in the jungle using incredible time-lapse photography, 360° video, drone shots, computer-generated animations of 3D models and direct jungle audio in 5.1 channels.

7pm December 3 & 17

2:30pm December 11

3:30pm December 7 & 21

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The Incredible Sun & Aurora Storm

(22 minutes) general audience

Every second the Sun emits 1 million times more energy than the world consumes every year. Discover our star through the breathtaking timelapses. Thanks to the real images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, you will experience the true nature of the Sun and find out that it is far from being as calm as it seems at first glance.

 Aurora Storm is a NASA-funded show about the captivating northern lights. 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

7pm December 10

2:30pm December  4 & 18

3:30pm December 14

aurora storm