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

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays

  • 12 p.m. Holiday Laser Show
    Kick back and relax as laser lights and images dance around the Planetarium dome set to music.
  • 1 p.m. Season of Light
    Trace the development of many of the world’s endearing and familiar holiday customs, how they involve lighting up the winter season, and explore a possible astronomical origin of the “Star over Bethlehem.”
  • 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.

Saturdays

  • 11 a.m. The Alien Who Stole Christmas
    Enjoy the splendor and beauty of the winter sky and join jolly ol’ Santa as he is joined by his alien “abductor,” Mr. Freep. Together they explore the planets of the Solar System and meet the Christmas Eve needs of all their inhabitants.
  • 12 p.m. Holiday Laser Show
    Kick back and relax as laser lights and images dance around the Planetarium dome set to music.
  • 1 p.m. Season of Light
    Trace the development of many of the world’s endearing and familiar holiday customs, how they involve lighting up the winter season, and explore a possible astronomical origin of the “Star over Bethlehem.”
  • 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

Sundays

  • 1 p.m. Season of Light
    Trace the development of many of the world’s endearing and familiar holiday customs, how they involve lighting up the winter season, and explore a possible astronomical origin of the “Star over Bethlehem.”
  • 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

12.18.21 | 7:30 — 10 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS Final Flight: A Rock Concert in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium by Skyview

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present a special Planetarium Night Live! Expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during a rock show with local space rock band, Skyview, to celebrate the entirety of the Apollo Era.

On the anniversary of NASA’s final Apollo mission, MOSH will celebrate the entirety of the Apollo Era in the best way we know how—a rock show in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium! Jacksonville’s own space rock band, Skyview, will bring to life the story of space exploration with lights, lasers, and precisely timed, immersive video to support their soaring, space-centered sound. Telescope demonstrations will be set up before and after by the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society, and beer and wine will serve as our rocket fuel.

Suggested for ages 13+

$25 Per Person | MOSH Members 10% OFF

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02.18.22 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “Vital Dust”

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.

Yes, an entire show about dust! Learn how the most beautiful vistas and fascinating stories in space have this unlikely, tiny speck as the lead character. From meteor showers, to exploding stars, and with our best investigations being foiled, vital dust has taught us a lot about the mechanics of our Universe.

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