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!

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. 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.
  • 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. Dynamic Earth
    • This lifegiving planet we find ourselves on bourgeons with life. It’s especially obvious in Spring. Learn about the complex and highly interconnected systems that keep this dynamic planet thriving

Sundays

  • 1 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. Dynamic Earth
    • This lifegiving planet we find ourselves on bourgeons with life. It’s especially obvious in Spring. Learn about the complex and highly interconnected systems that keep this dynamic planet thriving.

 

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.

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

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE!

6.18.21 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS THE COSMIC WEB

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.

There is an enormous structure in the Universe that our little neighborhood in space helps hold up. Share in immensity with this program that investigates the single largest pattern found in nature—the Cosmic Web.

Suggested for ages 13 and up.

$8 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