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¿Vida en Otros Planetas?
¿Te has preguntado si estamos solos en este Universo, si pudiera existir "ET" El Extraterrestre, y qué de los marcianos? En esta noche visitaremos las posibilidades de vida en otros planetas incluyendo vida inteligente.
Paul Taylor and CU's Dr. John Stocke will explore the star knowledge of the Wardaman people, an Aboriginal tribe of northern Australia through traditions, songs, and stories of Mr. Bill Yidumduma Harney.
Adventures Beyond the Solar System
Join Will and Planetron in their further adventures as they roam beyond the planets to learn about the wonders in our galactic neighborhood. Go beyond our solar system as you explore other star systems, galaxies and the furthest edges of the universe.
Storyteller Dr. Enrique Maestas with Danza Azteca Tlaloc present "Ancestral Pathways: Mexico Skies & American Earth."
Dr. Cherrilynn Morrow and her backing trio of superb musicians bring the stars into your eyes and ears during this remarkable performance under the planetarium dome. Enjoy original works and timeless jazz classics by this romantic, fun astrophysicist!
Astronomia de Nuestros Antepasados
Charlas por Tito Salas. ?Que relacion tenian las tribus indigenas en Norteamerica con el firmamento?
Astronomical Star of Bethlehem
Presented by amateur astronomer Gil Buller, this exciting program examines the sky at the time of the birth of Christ to see which astronomical phenomenon may have been the Star of Bethlehem.
Astronomy Day (Fiske / SBO)
Enjoy FREE festivities for all ages at Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch
Observatory (SBO) as we celebrate space science achievements and unveil new interactive exhibits! Giveaways, prizes, food and family fun are just part of the excitement!
Astronomy of the Ancient Pueblos
Join CU’s Dr. Kim Malville as he uses the Fiske dome to recreate the skies visible to ancestral Pueblos in the 11-13th centuries and explores the astronomy of Chaco Canyon, Chimney Rock, Mesa Verde, Yellow Jacket and Hovenweep with extensive visuals.
Back to the Moon, Back to the Future
With a new generation of rockets under development, NASA plans to establish a permanent lunar outpost to explore the Moon, to understand its origins, and to use it as a platform for studying the broader cosmos. What might a return to the Moon be like?
Consider extraterrestrial life with Dr. Jeff Bennett as he shows how astrobiology seeks evidence of alien life.
Birth of Stars
with Dr. John Bally
Birth of Stars and Planets
CU's Ben Brown looks at recent observations with giant ground-based telescopes & space-based instruments such as Hubble Space Telescope to peer across space and back in time. See the latest results from the world's best observatories.
CU astrophysicist Dr. Andrew Hamilton discusses some of the strange predictions of Einstein's relativity. See the astronomical evidence that black holes exist and in the show's finale, experience what it would be like to fall into a black hole yourself.
Come for a current look at the ongoing Cassini mission, including a some of the most recent scientific data and images from Saturn and its rings and moons, including giant Titan.
China's Manned Space Program
For nearly five decades, access to space was dominated by the two cold war superpowers. Now, following the successful launch of their first manned mission almost two years ago, China is poised to become a major player.
Colorado Astronomy Day
1:00 pm FREE and open to the public!!
Join us for a special live talk as well as hands-on exhibits, prizes and fun!
Colorado Skies: Autumn Skies
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Justin Searles. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on autumn observing.
Colorado Skies: Cassini Mission Update
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with Elin Deeb, with special discussion of the ongoing Cassini mission to Saturn.
Colorado Skies: Celestial Mechanics
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with Justi Searles and learn how to navigate using only what you can see with your own eyes.
Colorado Skies: Celestial Navigation
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Fabio Mezzalira. Then explore how to navigate using only what you can see in the night sky!
Colorado Skies: Considering Life on Mars
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Matt Benjamin. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on the search for and possibility of life on Mars.
Colorado Skies: Cosmology
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with Justin Searles, then explore some of the fundamental questions of cosmology!
Colorado Skies: Dark Matter
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Matt Benjamin. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on dark matter.
Colorado Skies: Extrasolar Planets
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by one of our astronomers. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on the developing research into planets outside our solar system.
Colorado Skies: Extraterrestrial Life
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with Matt Benjamin, then explore the possibility of life elsewhere in the solar system.
Colorado Skies: Galaxies
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with Fiske Staff, then explore the wonder and beauty of galaxies.
Colorado Skies: Hubble Space Telescope Update
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with Justin Searles, then stay tuned for an update on the latest servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Colorado Skies: Jupiter Update
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Matt Benjamin. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on the king of the summer skies, Jupiter.
Colorado Skies: Leonid Meteor Shower
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Addie Dove. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on this year's Leonid meteor shower, which peaks on November 17.
Colorado Skies: Life after the Space Shuttle
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with one of our astronomers, then discover what will happen in the future of space exploration, in "Life after the Space Shuttle".
Colorado Skies: Lunar Eclipse
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Elin Deeb. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on the lunar eclipse.
Colorado Skies: Mars Exploration
Colorado Skies: Mars Phoenix Mission Update
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with Matt Benjamin, then shift your gaze to Mars and learn about the Mars Phoenix Lander, currently exploring the north polar region of Mars!
Colorado Skies: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Matt Benjamin. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies, then explore Mars with NASA’s newest mission to the red planet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Colorado Skies: Mars Update
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with one of our astronomers, then shift your gaze to Mars and learn about the latest news about our neighbor planet!
Colorado Skies: MESSENGER at Mercury
Live talks resume every Thursday at 7:30pm with Addie Dove presenting "Colorado Skies" and giving you analysis of MESSENGER's 1st fly-by of Mercury. This is the first spacecraft to visit Mercury since 1975!
Colorado Skies: Nature of Science
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Matt Benjamin.
Colorado Skies: New Horizons Mission Update
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Matt Benjamin. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on the New Horizons spacecraft. Where is it now and when will it arrive at Pluto?
Colorado Skies: Observational Astronomy
Join Justin Searles on a tour of the night sky with the finest astronomical tools you have -- your own eyes!
Colorado Skies: Our Changing Solar System
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Matt Benjamin.
Colorado Skies: Our Dynamic Sun
with Matt Benjamin. Come learn about the nearest star to Earth. Studying the sun will give us clues
as to how our solar system formed and how the suns changing cycles affect climate and life on Earth.
Colorado Skies: Perseid Meteor Shower
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented byElin Deeb. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on this year's Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on August 12.
Colorado Skies: Scientific Inquiry
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Matt Benjamin. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on how scientists investigate the cosmos.
Colorado Skies: Solar Eclipses
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Justin Searles, then explore the mysteries of solar eclipses.
Colorado Skies: Space Shuttle Mission Update
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with Addie Dove, then catch up with space shuttle servicing missions to the Hubble Space Telescope. Learn more about NASA's manned missions in this exciting talk.
Colorado Skies: Spring Skies
Enjoy a tour of the night sky with Justin Searles, with a special focus on Spring constellations and planets.
Colorado Skies: Star Lore
Experience the beauty of the night sky from the comfort of Fiske Planetarium, then explore the stories behind the star patterns.
Colorado Skies: Stellar Evolution
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Justin Searles, then learn about the evolution of stars.
Colorado Skies: Summer Skies
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by one of our astronomers. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on the constellations of summer.
Colorado Skies: Telescope Design
with Fabio Mezzalira. Enjoy a tour of the night sky with one of our own astronomers, followed by an enlightening exploration of the telescope.
Colorado Skies: Winter Skies
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Elin Deeb. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on winter observing.
Colorado Skies: World Space Week
Enjoy this guide to the night sky under the Fiske Planetarium dome, presented by Matt Benjamin. Come for a current look at Colorado's skies with a special focus on this year's World Space Week, October 4-10.
Comparing Worlds: Climate Catastrophes
with Dr. David Grinspoon of DMNS. How has the climate changed on Venus and Mars, and could what happened to them happen to our Earth? Take an entertaining and enlightening journey through the history of our solar system, discovering runaway greenhouses a
Worlds have been colliding since the dawn of the Solar System. Take a look at the way impacts shape our Earth's neighborhood and see the aftermath of the impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy-9 with Jupiter.
CSI Solar System
Asteroids and comets are leftovers of the original building blocks that formed the planets. Like a detective, Dr. William Bottke of Southwest Research Institute uses orbits, sizes, shapes, and composition of comets and asteroids, together with numerical m
CU Saturn Celebration: A New View of Titan
In 2005, while the Cassini spacecraft continued to map it from orbit, the
European Space Agency’s Huygens probe landed on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
Join Dr. Nick Schneider on a tour of this newly discovered landscape of an
CU Saturn Celebration: Cassini Mission Update
Cassini is well into its four-year mission to explore Saturn, its magnificent
rings and a host of icy moons. Dr. Joshua Colwell will guide you through the
Saturn system as seen by one of our most distant robot explorers.
CU Saturn Celebration: Saturn Overlooked
Saturn itself is one of the most fascinating bodies in the solar system: it possesses aurorae, helium rain, metallic hydrogen and much more. Dr. John Weiss will discuss this amazing giant and what has been learned by the Cassini mission.
DAWN Mission to Asteroid Belt
What's the difference between an asteroid and a dwarf planet? Join CU's Dr. Suzanne Traub-Metlay to explore what we know and what we hope to learn.
On July 4, 2005, the Deep Impact mission peered inside a comet for the very first time. How was the mission designed and what did we hope to learn?
Deep Impact Mission Update
On July 4, 2005, the Deep Impact mission peered inside a comet for the very first time. What have we learned about comets and the structure of the solar system since then? Where will the surviving Deep Impact spacecraft go next?
Dr. Einstein's Universe
with Dr. Jack Burns. In addition to Albert Einstein's breathtaking breakthroughs in understanding the nature of gravity and the Universe, this show will describe Einstein the scientist and Einstein the man.
Eclipse: In a Different Light
Celebrate Sun-Earth Day on March 29 and learn about the spectacular total
eclipse of the Sun! This talk is FREE and open to all ages.
El Cielo de Colorado
Ven y aprende acerca de las estrellas, constelaciones y otros cuerpos celestes visibles desde Colorado.
Exploring the Unseen Universe
In the last decade, astrophysicists have reached the startling conclusion that the Universe is dominated by dark matter, observable only by its gravitational interactions, and dark energy, which is causing the Universe to accelerate in its expansion. Join
IS THE UNIVERSE 10,000 YEARS OLD? CU’s Stuart Robbins will discuss many of the
claims that suggest that the Earth and the entire
universe was created within the last 10,000 years.
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Come hear tales of the sky and learn to find your way using the stars. More than one hundred years ago, escaping slaves used the Big Dipper to find their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad. This is the story of one family's long, brave journey.
Have you ever wondered where the Milky Way galaxy came from? Dr. Jason Glenn discusses how the latest observations of galaxies from the dawn of the universe to the present time are revealing how galaxies formed.
Galileo: Messages from the Stars
with Keith Gleason. Four hundred years ago, one man pointed a telescope at the sky and conducted experiments on the ground, challenging and overturning the teachings of Aristotle which had gone unquestioned for one and a half millennia.
with Dr. Fran Bagenal. Jupiter is the most massive planet in the solar system, rotates the fastest, has the strongest magnetic field, and has the most satellites of any planet.
Great Space Chase
Take a journey through the cosmos with intergalactic traveler Lt. Foting in search of a missing intergalactic accelerator suit. As he uncovers the mystery also learn about the science of space travel and the splendors of the universe.
9:30-10:30 - Live laser show! Parental guidance suggested.
10:30-10:45 - Costume contest after the show!
Historic Boulder at SBO
Friday, October 20 -- 5:30-11:00pm
Enjoy a special evening to celebrate SBO and its historic contributions to the greater Boulder community!
International Space Science Programs
Explore the solar system with Dr. Dan Baker, Director of CU's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). LASP has sent an instrument to every planet; other than NASA itself, LASP is the only organization to have done so.
Jazz has been called America's true original art form. The rich history of jazz is brought to life in this comprehensive program.
Jupiter & New Horizons
In February 2007, the New Horizons spacecraft (on its way to Pluto and beyond) flies by Jupiter. Join Dr. Fran Bagenal of CU’s LASP to explore Jupiter and its many moons as New Horizons speeds from the largest planet in our solar system to the smallest.
Kids in Space
Why does the moon change its shape at different times in the month? Which planet in our solar system is the hottest? How much do you weigh on the surface of the moon? What are asteroids, comets and the rings of Saturn made of?
Las Estrellas del Verano
Ven y descubre que constelaciones, estrellas y planetas podremos observar durante esta estacion.
Enjoy Steve Tyler's best as Fiske’s intense lasers and pulsing sound-system take you on a high-flying journey.
Laser Beastie Boys
The best of the Beastie Boys past and present songs come together to create a laser party that won't soon be forgotten.
John, Paul, George and Ringo provide the music for the psychadelic journey that resurrects the spirit of the late 60's.
Laser Bob Marley
Hands down the best in classic reggae music and an icon of the rasta culture, Bob Marley is a legend. Come have a great time with some great laser illustrations to the music of the original Wailer himself.
New to Fiske lasers is the Creed Laser Show. Hear one of the best bands in rock today enhanced with stunning laser visuals!
Laser Dave Matthews
Enjoy the soulful sounds of DMB with live lasers and special effects in this dazzling multimedia presentation!
Laser Depeche Mode
One of the most popular and creative bands of the 1980's and early 90s, Depeche Mode and their dark, synthesized music is realized in one of the finest laser tributes ever.
The Lizard King returns! Featuring Hello, Love You, People are Strange, Riders on the Storm, Waiting for the Sun, and more.
Laser Electrolyte (Techno)
A ground breaking, one of a kind laser show experience. This exploration of techno-electronica is a visual tour de force of high-tech imagery and sound.
Laser Grateful Dead
Enjoy this multimedia laser show in memory of the great Jerry Garcia and experience some of the band's greatest hits.
Laser Halloween Hangover
One of rock's greatest bands today comes to Fiske in a clash of sounds and lasers that'll leave your head spinning and ears ringing.
Laser Led Zeppelin
Climb the stairway to heaven with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in this rockin laser show.
Rock's hardest hitting music and some of Fiske's most powerful laser effects combine in the definitive heavy metal laser show.
In his short life, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most prolific and popular composers of all time. His genius is brought to light in a unique laser concert.
Enjoy MUSE's newest CD set to laser light: "Black Holes & Revelations"! In 2006, Fiske Planetarium was one of only six venues nationwide to debut this laser show by one of the UK's top alternative rock bands!
Laser Nine Inch Nails
Come watch lasers and special effects put to some of the best by Trent Reznor and crew.
Renew your love for the grunge era of the 90's with this highly enlightening laser show.
Join us for a great holiday family show! Enjoy a festive twist on the old holiday story -- animated in laser light, this one-hour presentation showcases timeless music with 21st-century flair. This laser adaptation of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet is great
Gritty hip-hop from the deep South comes to Fiske Planetarium in this hot new laser show! Peace out with Outkast’s soulful rap and funk!
Galileo, Galileo, magnifico! Enjoy the best of this legendary glam band whose guitarist, Brian May, now has a PhD in astrophysics! See it to believe it at Fiske.
Featuring music for Out of Time, Eponymous, Green, Document, and more.
Alternative rock’s greatest contemporary band is featured with intense laser visuals and fascinating multimedia under the dome at Fiske Planetarium.
Laser Red Hot Chili Peppers
Are they alternative? Funk? Pop? The Red Hot Chili Peppers combine all of these musical styles in their high energy rock sound that makes for a heart-pounding laser experience.
Laser Smashing Pumpkins
The dark and driving music of the Smashing Pumpkins draws the audience into a world of vivid sounds and sights in this exhilirating laser show.
Laser Smashing Pumpkins
Enjoy amazing lasers and the music of one of the great post-grunge rock bands of the 90's through Fiske's incredible sound system.
Enjoy the music of this classic 90's band while experiencing it visually with our top-notch laser system. Come ready to rock out to a great set by these alternative hit-makers.
The power and passion of one of today's most prolific bands is captured by laser light in a show that covers the band's long musical history.
Leviathans of Deep Space
with Dr. Erica Ellingson. Galaxy Clusters are the largest objects in the Universe held together by gravity. We'll explore these cosmic giants and what they tell us about the history of the expanding universe and its fate.
Life of the Universe
with Dr. John Bally
LIVE READING: Max Goes to Jupiter
Join Dr. Jeff Bennett and Dr. Erica Ellingson as they read from their delightful story, and meet the dog who modeled for Max! Jeff will sign books too.
Los Cielos de Navidad
¿Qué pudo haber sido la estrella de Belén? Quizás ¿un cometa? ¿Una gran explosión estelar? En este programa visitaremos las diferentes teorías de lo que pudo haber sido este famoso cuerpo celestial.
Maia: A Dinosaur Grows Up
Millions of years ago, just north of Colorado, duck-billed dinosaurs lived in Montana. Maia, a duckbill dinosaur, hatches from her egg, develops to adulthood, makes her own nest, and starts her own family.
Many Faces of Hubble
Explore the construction and use of the Hubble Space Telescope. Come learn
about the people behind the scenes and various careers in space, from
scientists to engineers to astronauts.
Mars Exploration Rovers Update
with Dr. Bill Farrand. Spirit and Opportunity arrived on Mars for a 3-month mission in 2004 - 3 years later they are still going strong!
Explore Mars from a new perspective -- that of the Mars Rovers. Created by CU faculty and students, this show features recent discoveries and analysis from Mars.
Mars Rover Update
Come hear the latest news and science updates and see the most amazing recent images from the red planet courtesy of the twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.
with Dr. Brian Hynek
110 beautiful deep sky objects in one night! Join Steve Hartung, president of the Boulder Astronomy & Space Society (BASS) on an accelerated tour of the Messier marathon in one hour. Learn where to look and discover why you should!
mindSpiral provides thinkMusic for smartPeople: intelligent space music served with a smile. World-famous electronic musicians provide an evening of original soundscapes accompanied by planetarium effects and a live laser show.
Misterios del Universo
Charlas por Tito Salas. En esta presentacion hablaremos acerca de misteriosos temas actuales en astronomia.
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
Aboard India's first lunar orbiter will be an instrument designed here in Boulder-the Moon Mineralogy Mapper.
Moons and Lasers
An introduction to the moon's motions and phases. Learn about the differences between the Earth and Moon. We will then treat you to colorful laser lights choreographed to the music of popular movie soundtracks.
MotoSapien & The Billy Nayer Show
MotoSapien warms up the stage with original songs that straddle surf and garage rock chords; The Billy Nayer Show blends drum, bass, autoharp, & ukulele into a surprising sonic punch.
MUSE Live Concert DVD
FREE presentation of MUSE concert DVD! MUSE's HAARP concert was recorded live in London in June 2007 and includes hits like "Supermassive Black Hole."
Native American Star Knowledge
Come learn about the culture, constellations and cosmology of the Lakota, Pueblo and Navajo peoples as Dr. John Stocke of CU’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy examines the relationship between the cycle of life and the rhythm of the heavens.
Charlas por Tito Salas. Durante esta charla te ensenaremos como localizar la estralla polar y usarla para saber tu posicion.
New Astronomy Results with Hubble
Dr. Michael Shull will discuss exciting discoveries from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, including planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, and cosmology. Dr. Shull will also discuss the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (built in part by CU astronomers).
New Horizons Mission to Pluto
Celebrate the launch of New Horizons on its long voyage to Pluto with CU's Fran Bagenal. Discuss what this small, distant planet tells us about the formation of the solar system and what the New Horizons spacecraft might see when it gets there.
No Para Siempre
Music & dance by Grupo Jaranero, directed by Guillermo Contreras Arias. Flown in from Mexico City! Admission is FREE!
Nuestro Sistema Solar
Ven y descubre lo nuevo que nuestro sistema solar nos ofrece. ?Porque Pluton no es considerado un planeta? Ahora con nuevas imagenes de los planetas y sus lunas.
Tchaikovsky's holiday classic is given new life in laser-rendered animations. Come see this holiday tradition of music and merriment in this Fiske holiday laser show.
One Mile Nearer the Heavens
Join Keith Gleason, manager of CU's Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO), in this tribute to the Colorado astronomical and space community as we celebrate NASA's 50th anniversary.
Join Dr. Nahum Arav of CU's Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy to explore the evidence for paranormal phenomena. What roles do human psychology, sociology and the media play in our understanding of astrology, prophecies, crop circles, UFO's, etc?
Staff-led hands-on activities for the whole family in Fiske’s lobby or classroom.
Perseus & Andromeda
Come hear the most popular tales of the night sky. Join our cast of laser hosts as you experience the story of the beautiful princess Andromeda and brave Perseus who saves her from misfortune.
Peter and the Wolf
Prokofiev's masterpiece in laser light. The story of Peter and his adventures comes to life through laser images and animation. "Peter and the Wolf" is an entertaining story that teaches children of all ages about music.
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
Experience Pink Floyd’s epic album with stunning laser visuals, staggering multimedia and intense sound at Fiske Planetarium.
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Rainbow
Pink Floyd's classic "Dark Side of the Moon" meets the classic film, "The Wizard of Oz". What's scary is how well they work together! Come in your Halloween costume and win prizes!
Pink Floyd: The Vision Bell
Inspired by the release of 1994's "The Division Bell", this Pink Floyd laser show combines their most recent material with some of their oldest.
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Music, video, lasers, and special effects meet in Fiske's presentation of the timeless classic album, Pink Floyd's The Wall.
Pink Floyd: Welcome to the Machine
Gathering some of the most memorable moments of Pink Floyd's music, "Laser Floyd: Welcome to the Machine" is a tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
Join Dr. John Stocke as we explore how ancient Polynesians explored and settled the largest nation on Earth by successfully navigating over thousands of miles of the Pacific Ocean without the use of compasses or modern navigational aids...
Poor Pitiful Pluto
Planet no longer? Join Stuart Robbins from CU's Dept. Astrophyiscal & Planetary Sciences as he explores how our understanding of the solar system has changed so much that planetary scientists have begun to debate the very defintion of "planet".
Potterverse Star Party!
Science in Science Fiction
In science fiction characters zoom around the universe faster than light, the artificial gravity never seems to fail, and for some reason almost all aliens look astonishingly human.
Science of the Signs
Explore the origins of & the science behind the signs of the zodiac. Examine the similarities and differences between astrology and astronomy with Matt Tearle & Adam Norris of CU’s Department of Applied Mathematics.
Science, Religion, and Spirituality
Join astronomer Nahum Arav in exploring the multi-interfaces between
science, religion and spirituality.
Searching for Distant Worlds
People have been seaching the night skies for centuries, but only now have we begun to discover planets circling the distant stars. Come learn why it is so difficult to find these distant worlds, and explore recent developments in our search for planets.
Season of Light
A holiday show that investigates the origins of why we celebrate the holidays the way we do. After examining astronomical signs such as the Christmas star, solstice celebrations, and Jewish traditions, the show takes on a blend of holiday songs!
In the glory days of '90 alternative grunge, the greatest bands in music came from one place - Seattle. Seattle Sound revisits that era with the best of the best including Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains.
Seven Ways a Black Hole Can Kill You
Dr. Phil Plait gives you a tour of all the nasty ways black holes can ruin your day.
This live program about the current night sky can be combined with stories about the constellation figures, lessons on moon phases or information on the motion of the planets. It's flexible format allows you to choose the topics.
SMART-1 Mission to the Moon
After 2 years in orbit around Earth’s moon, the European Space Agency’s SMART-1 spacecraft will self-destruct by crashing into the lunar surface. Come learn about this amazing mission!
Sounds of the Sun
Hear the sounds of the Sun as Dr. Craig DeForest of Southwest Research Institute guides you through the solar interior and atmosphere using infrasound and multispectral imaging. Get ready for a smorgasbord of cool images and movies!
Space Governance with Phil Smith
Space governance is the application of systems of governance to space activities to ensure that the use of outer space is safe, secure, sustainable and peaceful.
This musical tour of the universe is a dazzling display of music and lasers inspired by the moon, planets and stars. Enjoy music from movies and popular artists, all with an outer-space theme.
This interactive live program allows the students to set the flight plan to visit any three planets in our solar system. You might explore the giant volcanoes of Mars, or fly through the rings of Saturn, or visit the frigid surface of Pluto.
Explore the Sun-Earth connection with Fiske's newest original production funded by NASA/TIMED and CU's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. Learn how sunspot cycles and solar flares affect you!
Spirit of America
Celebrate the holiday weekend with this fun family-friendly salute featuring patriotic songs and entertaining laser graphics.
Spirits from the Sky
Produced in collaboration with Pawnee Tribal Elders, this show gives a glimpse into a fascinating society that was almost lost to history, artfully weaving the changing positions of stars and planets with visual representation of artifacts from Pawnee sta
Sputnik & the Space Age in Boulder, CO
w/ Keith Gleason (Sommers-Bausch Observatory). Join Keith Gleason on an historic tour of Boulder as you've never seen it. Thanks to World War Two and the Cold War, Boulder grew from a sleepy mountain town to a dynamic hub of space science research and inn
Star Formation w/ Spitzer Space Telescope
"Multi-Wavelength Astronomy" with Dr. Luisa Rebull. As a part of the International Year of Astronomy, we will discuss the efforts of astronomers to study the cosmos in various wavelengths of light (visible, Infrared, X-Ray etc.)
Stars and Lasers
This program is a blend of pure entertainment and some fun education. First, you are given an introduction to the night sky. Then sit back and relax with family-friendly laser fun!
Stars, Myths, and Dragons
Under the wings of the dragon fly many of the myths of antiquity, born of the secrets of the stars! Join us to observe Athena's nimble fingers as they weave together the myths of Gilgamesh and many others with amazing ease!
Story Telling with Kay Negash
A supernova is a colossal explosion marking the death of a massive star; supernovae have been observed since the dawn of history. Dr. Dick McCray describes what we have learned about supernovae from ancient and modern observations.
Symphony of the Stars
Come enjoy a matinee with the family as Fiske shows you the stars and beyond. Each family laser matinée begins with a brief introduction to the night sky and common constellations by a live operator. Come take a musical journey of laser light!
The 'Apollo Moon Hoax' Hoax
What happened on the way to the Moon? Nearly 40 years after Neil Armstrong's famous walk, come learn about one of the most die-hard conspiracy theories that claims NASA faked the Apollo landings.
The American Astronaut
Classic cult film from 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
The Deep Beep-Beep
Short plays about Sputnik: Eight specially-commissioned 10-minute plays provide a unique perspective on the dawn of the Space Age.
The Milky Way: A City of Stars
Look into the night sky and see the lights shining from our cosmic neighbors. In this original presentation produced at Fiske, learn about our city of stars-The Milky Way-and galactic neighbors that include nebulae and clusters.
The New Hubble Space Telescope
with Dr. Jim Green
The Planets (Dava Sobel)
Join us at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 10, for a live multimedia presentation & book-signing of "The Planets," the latest work by award-winning author Dava Sobel, the author of "Longitude" & "Galileoï¿½s Daughter."
The Sun Dagger
with Dr. Anna Sofaer
Tormenta Espacial y Clima en el Espacio
Ven y descubre las interacciones del Sol con nuestro planeta Tierra. Seguiremos la presentación con una discusión acerca del clima espacial.
Two Small Pieces of Glass
While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe.
Update from the Red Planet
Challenging the idea that oceans of water once covered Mars, Dr. Brian Hynek (LASP) provides a bold view of the red planet. Investigate the conditions for life on Mars now and in the past with one of planetary geology's leading researchers.
Launched in Nov. 2005, Venus Express will reach its target in April 2006. Join Dr. Suzanne Traub-Metlay as she discusses the cloud-shrouded planet, the mission, and the future prospects of the European Space Agency.
Watchers of the Ancient Skies
Watchers of the Ancient Skies beautifully and dramatically presents ancient Lakota
star traditions with live narration by Lakota storytellers.
What Planets Are & How They Form
Science textbooks say that our solar system has nine planets -- is that still true? Dr. Hal Levinson of Southwest Research Institute discusses how bodies in our solar system formed and investigates a new understanding of what is a planet.
World Space Week
World Space Week Symposium
Near Earth Objects: Is Earth a Target? Enjoy special presentations by Dr. Dan Durda (SwRI), Robert Arentz (Ball Aerospace), and others as we continue to celebrate World Space Week. Sponsored by Secure World Foundation. Admission is FREE!
Astronomy Picture of the Day