Bryan-Gooding Planetarium

The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium

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.

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.

Planetarium Show Schedule

  • 12 p.m. Laser Show
    These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
  • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
    Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
  • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
    There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
  • 3 p.m. Astronaut
    The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor ever taken. Such ventures however, are grueling on human bodies. Experience the toll paid by “Chad” our test astronaut.
  • 11 a.m. Earth, Moon, & 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.
  • 12 p.m. Laser Show
    These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
  • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
    Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
  • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
    There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
  • 4 p.m. Tour of the Solar System
    A live interactive program discussing the major objects, as well as our exploration and discoveries, of our solar system.
  • 5 p.m. Cosmic Concert
  • 6 p.m. Cosmic Concert
  • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
    Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
  • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
    There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
  • 3 p.m. Astronaut
    The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor ever taken. Such ventures however, are grueling on human bodies. Experience the toll paid by “Chad” our test astronaut.
  • 5 p.m. Cosmic Concert

04.15.22 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME”

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live!, a program that allows you to expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations.

Our home is the Solar System. It has a history all its own. We’ll explore that amazing history and what we know of other systems out there. Is there “no place” like our home, or is it typical in the Universe?

Suggested for ages 13+

$8 for Museum Members  |  $10 Non-Members

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06.17.22 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “THIRTEEN POINT EIGHT”

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live!, a program that allows you to expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations.

The age of the Universe is 13.8 billion years old. Seems like an amazing claim.  Then again, humans are capable of amazing insight. How can we know its age so precisely? What’s the evidence leading us to this number? Is it as solid a result as it’s made out to be? Join us in the Planetarium to investigate one of the most astounding assertions humans have ever made about anything.

Suggested for ages 13+

$8 for Museum Members  |  $10 Non-Members

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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. 

Click the link below to view concert times and music playlists and to buy tickets.

Cosmic Concerts Schedule

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