Upcoming Planetarium Shows

Check out all of the upcoming events at the MSUM Planetarium! 

MSUM Planetarium presents two brand new public shows.

Now showing until May 22nd:  The Moon  (Saturdays) and Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (Sundays)

The Moon

April 9 – May 21 | Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Perfect for your budding young astronomer, The Moon takes you on a journey of discovery with our planet’s closest neighbor.
Rediscover the Moon with this fun and educational planetarium program. Learn about the Moon’s motion throughout a day and how it is different than its motion throughout a month. Observe how the appearance of the Moon changes over time as well.

Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

April 10 – May 22 | Sundays at 2 p.m.

Explore the unseen universe!
See the cosmos through the Hubble Space Telescope’s exquisite ultraviolet instrument, from hot young stars to distant quasars.Cosmic Origins Spectrograph is a fulldome look at the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph instrument installed on the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009 during Servicing Mission 4, as well as the science behind its utility. The show covers the basics of spectroscopy at a high level, and touches on the processing of galactic and extragalactic gas. Other topics include the use of quasars as background light sources, cosmic evolution, and the development of large scale structure.