The Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium at Fernbank Science Center is a celestial theater in the round, utilizing the complex Zeiss Mark V planetarium projector in conjunction with SPITZ SciDome 4K Laser projection system. These technologies collectively create a stunning immersive environment, which guide the audience through the wonders of the universe. The 70-ft diameter planetarium, one of the largest in the United States, is dedicated to teaching and public enrichment.
ADMISSION FOR PUBLIC PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS
Every second the Sun emits million times more energy than the world consumes every year. Where does such a huge amount of power come from? Discover our star through the breathtaking timelapses. Thanks to the real images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors?
An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future.
Description:If you could take the ultimate space vacation, where would you go? In “Perfect Little Planet,” a family from another star system is doing just that — looking for the perfect vacation spot as they travel through our solar system.
Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to the rocky surfaces of debris hurtling through space. How have these asteroids already shaped our destiny as a species here on Earth, and how might we someday harness their velocity as a stepping stone to other worlds?
Planetarium and Observatory Contacts
April Whitt- Astronomer
Mark Lancaster - Astronomer
Scott Harris - Planetary Geologist, Meterorites