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 OPEN!

Cosmic Concerts are resuming in August! Show playlists and ticket links can be found below in the Cosmic Concerts section.

Planetarium Night Live! is also resuming in August! Show descriptions can be found below in the Planetarium Night Live! section. Ticket links will be available soon.

Tickets for daily 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. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • Thursdays – Saturdays

    • 11 a.m. Zula Patrol
      • While on a routine fossil hunting expedition, the Zula Patrol discover that someone’s been dumping trash in Earth’s prehistoric past! On their mission to catch the culprit, they learn all about the formation and development of Earth and its inhabitants.
    • 2 p.m. Sunstruck
      • Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.
    • 4 p.m. Earth, Moon and Sun
      • Join an adventure in space as you learn the truth behind some common misconceptions about our Earth and its relationship with the moon and sun.
  • Sundays

    • 1 p.m. Sunstruck
      • Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.
    • 4 p.m. Earth, Moon and Sun
      • Join an adventure in space as you learn the truth behind some common misconceptions about our Earth and its relationship with the moon and sun.

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.

COSMIC CONCERTS

Experience out-of-this-world entertainment on the first Friday of every month. Cosmic Concerts in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium* combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!

Cosmic Concerts are $10 per person, per show; MOSH Members save $5. Enhance your experience with laser glasses for $1 more.

* For the health and safety of our guests and staff, 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.

Expand the listings below to view concert times and music playlists and to buy tickets.

10.02.20

FRIGHT LIGHT  |  7 p.m.

Halloween-themed music
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Song Line-up:

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult

Monster Mash

Purple People Eater

Boris the Spider – The Who

Enter Sandman – Metallica

Men in Black – Will Smith

Radioactive Hamsters – Weird Al

Fire Starter – Prodigy

Deadman’s Party – Oingo Boingo

Iron Man – Black Sabbath

Another Brick in the Wall pt 2 – Pink Floyd

Push It – Garbage

Frankenstein – Edgar Winters Group

Devil Went Down to Georgia (Clean) – Charlie Daniels Band

Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper

FRIGHT LIGHT  |  8 p.m.

Halloween-themed music
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Song Line-up:

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult

Monster Mash

Purple People Eater

Boris the Spider – The Who

Enter Sandman – Metallica

Men in Black – Will Smith

Radioactive Hamsters – Weird Al

Fire Starter – Prodigy

Deadman’s Party – Oingo Boingo

Iron Man – Black Sabbath

Another Brick in the Wall pt 2 – Pink Floyd

Push It – Garbage

Frankenstein – Edgar Winters Group

Devil Went Down to Georgia (Clean) – Charlie Daniels Band

Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper

LASER X  |  9 p.m.

Mostly 90’s metal
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Song Line-up:

Lost – Stabbing Westward

Bulls on Parade – Rage Against the Machine

Zero – Smashing Pumpkins

Park Avenue – Girls Against Boys

Monkey Wrench – Foo Fighters

Would? – Alice in Chains

Push It – Garbage

Sunshower – Chris Cornell

Shame – Stabbing Westward

Guilty – Gravity Kills

Block Rockin’ Beats – Chemical Brothers

Du Hast – Rammstien

More Human Than Human – White Zombie

THE WALL  |  10 p.m.

Album by Pink Floyd
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Song Line-up:

In the Flesh

The Thin Ice

Another Brick in the Wall pt 1

Happiest Days of Our Lives

Another Brick in the Wall pt 2

Mother

Goodbye Blue Sky

Empty Spaces

Young Lust

Another Brick in the Wall pt 3

Hey You

Comfortably Numb

Stop!

The Trial

Run Like Hell

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE!

10.16.20 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS MONSTERS IN SPACE

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live! Expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations. 

Join us on October 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. as Planetarium Night Live! presents “Monsters in Space.” Forget what might be lurking in your closet, open the door to what lurks in space. There are truly fearsome leviathans that could keep even the most courageous of us up at night. Explore life ending impactors, planet-vaporizing explosions, and other haunting objects hiding in the dark of space.

Suggested for ages 13 and up.

$5 for Museum Members  |  $10 non-members

12.18.20 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS LEFT OUT IN THE COLD

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live! Expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations. 

Join us on December 18, 2020 at 7 p.m. as Planetarium Night Live! presents “Left Out In the Cold.” From Earth to the far-out depths of space, there are places where cold dominates. Sometimes the cold is devastating and other times it is essential for creation. Bundle up with us as we examine the crucial role of cold in the forgotten spaces in our universe.

Suggested for ages 13 and up.

$5 for Museum Members  |  $10 non-members

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