Goddard Planetarium

Today's Planetarium Shows are cancelled due to Maintenance. 

sunrise over the Milky Way galaxy

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!

Each show includes a full-dome film accompanied by a star presentation. Programs last approximately 45 minutes. To schedule a group visit or to learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please call Jeremy Howe at 575-624-6744. Many thanks to the RMAC Foundation and donors for their support of our programming.

November Films and Show Times

Tuesday - Saturday Screenings
1 p.m.: Satelix 
3 p.m.: Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds
5 p.m.: The Dark Matter Mystery: Exploring a Cosmic Secret 
Fridays at 7p.m. and Second Saturday at 11a.m.: IBEX: Search the Edge of the Solar System
Use 11th Street planetarium entrance for Friday evening shows.


They are with us all day - when we wake up, go to school, work, a trip, and when we spend time with our families in the evening, too. In the darkness of the night, they guard us while we sleep. Without them, we would not have navigation in our cars, mobile phones, accurate weather forecasts, and in fact many everyday items, either. What are they? None other than artificial satellites!  Satellite technologies help us every day and are a symbol of international cooperation across the continents. They might enable us to live on this planet for another millennium.


Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds 

With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe than ever before. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction!  Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought.
A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered.


The Dark Matter Mystery: Exploring a Cosmic Secret 

What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today?  We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there, but we have no idea what it is made out of.
Come along on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer.


IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System.  Follow the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) and get an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary. Narrated by two inquisitive teenagers, audiences will hear from the scientists and engineers that developed the IBEX mission and created the spacecraft, and get the latest updates on the mission’s discoveries.