Fiske Planetarium

Boulder

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Planetarium's dome glows with shows about cosmos & music-filled laser shows while guests don glasses to witness jaw-dropping solar eclipse.

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Promotional value expires Sep 13, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for shows starting on 6/5/12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $9 for a planetarium package (up to an $18 total value) that includes two pairs of glasses for the eclipse-viewing event on Sunday, May 20 (a $2 value each) and two tickets to a star show or laser show (up to a $14 value)
  • $18 for a planetarium package (up to a $36 total value) that includes four pairs of glasses for the eclipse-viewing event on Sunday, May 20 (a $2 value each) and four tickets to a star show or laser show (up to a $28 value)
  • $27 for a planetarium package (up to a $54 total value) that includes six pairs of glasses for the eclipse-viewing event on Sunday, May 20 (a $2 value each) and six tickets to a star show or laser show (up to a $42 value)

The planetarium features a constantly rotating series of trips into the cosmos with shows such as The Crowded Sky, which explores the satellites and space debris that make up interstellar rush-hour traffic. Meanwhile, CO Skies displays the most visible constellations of the current season and how to find them. Alternatively, laser-light shows make use of songs from musical acts such as Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and AC/DC to add extra oomph to their visual display. For a list of shows, check the schedule. All options are valid for shows beginning June 5.

Fiske Planetarium

On September 19, 1975, CU alum Wallace Franze Fiske’s wish “to build and equip a planetarium for the University of Colorado” was finally realized with the dedication of the eponymous geodesic dome built thanks to his generous bequest. From its inaugural showing of a program detailing supernovae decades ago, the planetarium has upheld Fiske’s vision with an ever-evolving lineup of educational initiatives, engaging events, and outreach activities. Now under the helm of a passionate staff composed of members of CU’s Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, its programs grant the community a chance to explore the wonders of outer space. The skyward dome of Fiske Planetarium, featuring a state-of-the-art 8K theater, one of the first in the nation, acts as a projector screen for immersive, 360-degree educational star shows showcasing the universe's glittering galactic splendor. Laser shows set to jazz, rock, and classical music feature choreographed lasers and special effects that perform a wave-particle Humpty Dance for the audience's amusement. Audiences can catch showings in Spanish as well as English.

Customer Reviews

Really cool!
Andrew A. · 2 days ago
Great family thing to do.
Andy C. · January 9, 2017
I had a great time going here! The gallery and the shows are really cool. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get a little nerdy for the day while having a blast.
Audra M. · January 9, 2017
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    Boulder

    2414 Regent Dr.

    Boulder, Colorado 80309

    303-492-5002

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