Bryan-Gooding Planetarium

The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, one of the largest single-lens planetariums in the United States, uses cutting edge technology to bring the night skies to life and entertain visitors of all ages.

Programs are immersive productions about deep space exploration, our dynamic planet and the human experience connecting it all.

Daily live presentations are led by knowledgeable planetarium Educators piloting MOSH’s digital projection system.

THE BRYAN-GOODING PLANETARIUM IS REOPENING ON JULY 6!

We are only offering regular programs for now, but hope to resume Cosmic Concerts in August. We will release more information on Cosmic Concerts as it becomes available so stay tuned!

Tickets for Planetarium shows are $5 each for the public and no charge for MOSH Members. Tickets and member reservations are only available at the front desk during your visit.

Due to Museum-wide safeguards against the spread of COVID-19, we are limiting Planetarium shows to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sundays. All time slots will show the same program throughout the week, and the weekly program will change every Monday. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • July 6 – July 12 — Earth, Moon and Sun

  • July 13 – July 19 — Dynamic Earth

  • July 20 – July 26 — Astronaut

  • July 27 – August 2 — Oasis in Space

  • August 3 – August 9 — Two Small Pieces of Glass

In addition to limiting our showtimes, we are limiting our capacity in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium to maintain social distancing. The maximum audience size will be 100 guests and Planetarium staff will seat all guests/groups apart to observe social distancing. Facemasks are to be worn at all times. Also, the Planetarium will be regularly cleaned and disinfected according to CDC guidelines.

ABOVE AND BEYOND...

“Above and Beyond…” is a 90 second “shortcast” that brings the universe to you. Aired on WJCT every Friday and Sunday during the nationally syndicated radio programs Science Friday and Radio Lab, “Above and Beyond…” is the product of a partnership between the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium at MOSH and “The Science Of…,” a video and radio production unit from out of Jacksonville University. Find “The Science Of…” linked below.

“Above and Beyond…” topics range from those that can be observed with your own eyes in the night sky over Northeast Florida, to the most distant cosmic objects observed by the most sophisticated telescopes ever built anywhere. Many (but not all) of the concepts brought to life in “Above and Beyond…” are about objects or events specific to a one-time cosmic event or a particular time of year. All of them are produced to be fun and add to a wider understanding of the universe we inhabit. Please browse through the “Above and Beyond…” archives here to binge on the cosmos, 90 seconds at a time.


“Above and Beyond…” archived episodes can be found here:
https://soundcloud.com/thescienceof/sets/above-and-beyond


“The Science Of…” can be found here:
http://thescienceof.ju.edu