The Five Planets - Live Space Show

• James Hedberg

3,2,1 Blast off

It’s been a while but we are delighted to be able to open our doors again and host some live space shows. Our first offering takes a look at the current planetary alignment that is happening in the pre-dawn skies. By June, all 5 naked eye planets will be visible in the hour before sunrise, creating a beautiful stepping stone like path leading up from the horizon.

We had our first show on Wednesday, April 27th as part of the City College Division of Science’s annual Week of Science event series - a fitting way to celebrate!

We’ll announce a regular schedule soon!

Below are some highlights from the show:

The five naked eye planets
Screen shot of the full dome show showing the expected June positions of the five naked eye planets.
Sunset on Mars
What's a sunset like on Mars? Come and find out.
Rachmaninoff Crater
Did you know the craters on Mercury are all named after composers, artists, and authors? Here is Rachmaninoff crater!

As usual, our tour bus will the opensource planetarium presentation software OpenSpace.

And, if you want to see the real thing, you’ll have to wake up pretty early: