Shows in French

Browse through our show listing and make a reservation to get started on scheduling your show. Unfortunately, none of our presenters are fluent French speakers, so our live sky tours would be in English. While you are on campus, consider taking the kids just across the perimeter drive and walking the scale model solar system!

Beyond the Sun BEYOND THE SUN

Celeste is a little girl who is visited by a friendly particle of light called Moon just before going to sleep. In a dreamlike state, they enjoy a journey through the Universe. They observe rogue planets, oceanic worlds, and super-Earths. Moon tells her about exoplanet hunters, who observe the sky in search of planets like Earth. This program was licensed thanks to support from the Friends of the Staerkel Planetarium.




From Earth to the Universe FROM EARTH TO THE UNIVERSE

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths, and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe, a fulldome show from the European Southern Observatory.




The Hot and Energetic Universe THE HOT AND ENERGETIC UNIVERSE

The Hot and Energetic Universe presents the achievements of modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to high energy astrophysics.







Unveiling the Invisible Universe UNVEILING THE INVISIBLE UNIVERSE

Humans have long observed light coming from the night sky, and the invention of the telescope revolutionized our knowledge of the universe. Rockets allow us to go above Earth’s atmosphere and observe x-ray and gamma radiation which are marks of the hot and violent universe. Aside from light, neutrinos and cosmic rays also provide vital information about the cosmos. Finally, the detection of gravitational waves from two merging black holes opened a new window in astrophysics. This video presents images of the cosmos as revealed by all these different messengers.