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Expedition Reef

EXPEDITION REEF

Learn the secrets of the “rainforests of the sea” as you embark on an oceanic safari of the world’s most vibrant—and endangered—marine ecosystems. Along the way, discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth, while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing. Produced by the California Academy of Sciences, narrated by Lea Salonga, and licensed thanks to support from the Friends of the Staerkel Planetarium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar System Safari

SOLAR SYSTEM SAFARI

A jungle adventurer uses a magical camera to take visitors on an exciting safari through the Solar System. The Sun, Moon, planets, and dwarf planets come to life, taking on unique personalities and describing their own characteristics and eccentricities. Learn about the planets and the current status of Pluto. A great solar system show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earth, Moon, and Sun

COYOTE EXPLORES THE EARTH, MOON, AND SUN

Explore the relationships between the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our neighbors in space. His confusion makes us think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work as a system as we distinguish between myth and science. Examine how the Sun rises and sets and how the Sun shines, then learn about craters on the Moon, phases and eclipses. Lastly, we look at past exploration of the Moon. Produced by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staerkel Unplugged: The Zeiss-Only Experience

STAERKEL UNPLUGGED: THE ZEISS-ONLY EXPERIENCE

The Staerkel Planetarium is celebrating its 35th anniversary! Dave Leake, retired director of the planetarium, returns to present a show using only the original Carl Zeiss M1015 star projector. Dave will also show how the planetarium operated before we had computer-generated images of the sky.