Goddard Planetarium

New Planetarium hours

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.

February Films and Show Times


  • Tuesday through Saturday: 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm

  • Sunday: 1 pm and 3 pm

  • Each Second Saturday of the Month: Additional show at 11 am as part of the Second Saturday programming

  • Closed Mondays

February Shows

1 pm | Birth of Planet Earth
3 pm | Satelix
5 pm | Sunstruck

Second Saturday at 11 am | Mayan Archaeoastronomy

Birth of Planet Earth

Birth of Planet Earth

Birth of Planet Earth tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our own. The film employs advanced, data-driven, cinematic-quality visualizations to explore some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?




They are with us all day. When we wake up, go to school, to work or for a trip, and when we spend time with our families in the evening, they are there. They are with us all night. In the dark, they guard us while we sleep. Without them, we would not have navigation in our cars or mobile phones, accurate weather forecasts, and in fact many everyday items, either. Do you ask who they are? None other than artificial satellites!



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.

Mayan Archaeoastronomy

Mayan Archaeoastronomy

In a feast of colors and sounds, we take an awe-inspiring tour of 6 Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Palenque and Bonampak where the spectator dives into a Mayan world of knowledge.  Come be fascinated by the importance of the orientations of its temples in relation to the movement of some stars like the Sun, the Moon and Venus.