Museum Planetarium Shows
Date: Jul 1, 2017 - Aug 1, 2017
- Times: Times vary, see description
- Admission: $6, plus museum admission
- Location: Anchorage Museum
Join the Anchorage Museum this summer for a daily schedule of planetarium shows.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016
10:30 a.m. daily
Every year the Royal Observatory Greenwich runs an international competition called the Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Sit back and watch as images from the 2016 competition fill the planetarium dome sparking imagination and interest in astronomy and photography.
11:30 a.m. daily
Experience an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the exciting new field of soundscape ecology. Experience basic acoustics through fun interactive activities and incredible slow-motion footage of pulsating musical instruments, vibrating vocal cords. Learn how animal sounds occupy unique sonic niches in lush, orchestral soundscapes. Discover how soundscape ecology can be used to assess the biodiversity and health of global ecosystems.
12:30 p.m. daily
See Alaska’s magnificent aurora borealis without the frostbite. Travel to Alaska’s remote forests and mountains to experience a night under the northern lights. Shot in vivid high-resolution 4k full-dome format, the presentation features some of the best aurora displays shot from locations across the state during the past two years.
1:30 p.m. daily
From lunar to total solar, this show is all about eclipses. Look back at how eclipses helped prove the theory of general relativity, and look forward to upcoming eclipses and where to see them. Witness what happens when caught in the shadow of the moon and the sun plunges into a total solar eclipse.
2:30 p.m. daily
See Alaska’s magnificent aurora borealis without the frostbite. Travel to Alaska’s remote forests and mountains to experience a night under the northern lights. Shot in vivid high-resolution 4k full-dome format, the presentation features some of the best Aurora displays shot from locations across the state during the past two years.
River of Bears
3:30 p.m. daily
Observe Alaska’s brown bears as they nurture cubs, fish for salmon and play in their natural environment. This immersive, full-dome planetarium show plants you in the middle of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, where more than 100 brown bears congregate each summer to bulk up for the harsh winter. Learn how bears’ remarkable intelligence and instincts help them survive in the Alaska wilderness.
Living in the Age of Airplanes
4:30 p.m. daily
Watch a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across seven continents, Living in the Age of Airplanes renews appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world. The film is produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), narrated by Harrison Ford, and features an original score by Academy Award-winning composer James Horner.