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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center

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
Adults (ages 19-61) $7.00
Students (ages 3-18) $5.00 
Seniors (62+) $5.00

SEE THE CALENDAR BELOW FOR PROGRAM SCHEDULES*

SCROLL DOWN FOR PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS AND VIDEO TAILERS.

*Schedules are subject to change.  Please confirm program times on our calendar before your visit.

Please be aware that programs start promptly as scheduled.  Please plan to arrive and be seated prior to the scheduled program time.

Planetarium lessons are given for schools throughout the school year.

School Planetarium Lessons

Planetarium Programs November & December 2019

Planetarium Flyer

Earth Moon and Sun

Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors.

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Tilt

When the seasons go crazy it’s up to Annie and Max to set things right. But fixing this will take something extraordinary, and a little help.  Come on a whirlwind adventure as the siblings learn just how the seasons and work, and discover that sometimes, all we need is a new angle on the world.

Planetarium Flyer

CAPCOM Go!

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.

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The Sky Tonight

Presented live by a Fernbank Science Center astronomer, this is a guided tour through the constellations, planets, and events of the current evening sky.

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Auroras: Lights of Wonder

The Aurora is one of the greatest wonders a human can experience in nature. Experience the actual aurora with the world’s first 4K, real-time, full dome video.
Two days only 11/25 and 11/26

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The PLANET-arium Show

Join our Fernbank Science Center space scientists and educators on a journey through the solar system in the fulldome PLANET-arium Show, featuring asteroids, comets, moons, and even Pluto.

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Asteroid: Mission Extreme

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?

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Black Holes

Black Holes takes you on a fully immersive journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole.

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Let it Snow

“Let it Snow” features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The program is a fun and entertaining experience for all ages.

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages. 

Planetarium and Observatory Contacts


April Whitt- Astronomer

april_whitt@dekalbschoolsga.org


Mark Lancaster - Astronomer

J._Lancaster@dekalbschoolsga.org


Scott Harris - Planetary Geologist, Meterorites

Scott_Harris@dekalbschoolsga.org