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The Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is an amazing theater that blends art, science, and fun! The largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in New Mexico, our 55' Sky-Skan Definiti, full-dome theater features educational and entertaining multimedia presentations on astronomy and space science. Whether it's learning about the constellations in our night sky tonight or watching mind-bending fractal zooms, the Planetarium will be an experience that you and your family will not soon forget!
Take a guided tour of tonight's sky with a real-time digital starfield. You'll explore our solar system and travel to the stars and beyond to see the universe as never before.
Ride along on the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn. After nearly seven years and two billion miles in transit, the spacecraft Cassini is currently exploring Saturn. The Huygens probe, carried by Cassini, has landed on the surface of Titan and sent back the first-ever images of Saturn's largest moon. Sit back and enjoy a close-up view of one of the most intriguing planets in the solar system -- a world of unparalleled beauty and the undisputed "Lord of the Rings" -- Saturn. Narrated by Star Trek Enterprise actor John Billingsley, produced by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, edited by the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Are we alone in the universe? With new technology, hundreds of planets have now been discovered orbiting stars beyond our Sun. But is there a possibility of finding an Earth-like world with life. What does this mean? How will this change our view of the universe?
Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, North Star, the Sun and the Moon. Appropriate for younger viewers.
Special thanks to our local sponsor The Albuquerque Journal.