Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under cause of death and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with this Groupon.
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.
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.
2414 Regent Dr.
Boulder, Colorado 80309