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.

Thursdays – Fridays

  • 12 p.m. Matinee Laser Show
    • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
  • 1 p.m. Dynamic Earth
    • This planet we find ourselves on bourgeons with life. Learn about the complex and highly interconnected systems that keep this dynamic planet thriving.
  • 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. Between Space & Time: Mexica Archaeoastronomy
    • Pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico used their knowledge of the
      calendar and their knowledge of astronomy to found the capital of their
      empire: Tenochtitlan.

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.
  • 12 p.m. Matinee Laser Show
    • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
  • 1 p.m. Dynamic Earth
    • This planet we find ourselves on bourgeons with life. Learn about the complex and highly interconnected systems that keep this dynamic planet thriving.
  • 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.

Sundays

  • 1 p.m. Dynamic Earth
    • This planet we find ourselves on bourgeons with life. Learn about the complex and highly interconnected systems that keep this dynamic planet thriving.
  • 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. Between Space & Time: Mexica Archaeoastronomy
    • Pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico used their knowledge of the
      calendar and their knowledge of astronomy to found the capital of their
      empire: Tenochtitlan

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. 

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

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE!

8.20.21 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “WHAT’S BIG?”

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.

From planets to the Universe itself, the claim of something being “big” is thrown around cheaply.  What is our concept of big and how has that changed over time?  What are the measures of both large objects and tremendous distances when we look at them at different scales?  Humans love this word and will love detonating their mind with the details of what it truly means to be BIG in the Cosmos.

Suggested for ages 13+

$8 for Museum Members  |  $10 non-members

10.15.21 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “MARS: HOW GOOD WORLDS GO BAD”

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.

With so many spacecraft, probes and rovers having visited the Red Planet, we’ve learned a thing or two! Learn the latest on how Mars, a forbidding planet, lost its potential to be so much more. Is that common for planets in the Universe? How might it have gotten that way and what does Mars’s future look like?

Suggested for ages 13+

$8 for Museum Members  |  $10 non-members

12.17.21 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “VITAL DUST”

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.

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

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