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.

 

Please note: General admission includes entry into one Planetarium program. Additional Planetarium tickets may be purchased at the front desk at a cost of $5 per person, per program. Admission to First Friday Cosmic Concerts is $10 per concert for non-members and $5 per concert for members.

CURRENT PLANETARIUM SHOWS

A magical, musical adventure into the world of ATOMS and MOLECULES!  This Digital-Dome experience takes you on a journey with OXY, HYDRO and HYDRA, an amazing cast of atoms, aboard the most fantastic ship in the Universe: the Molecularium.

Mondays & Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Kick back and relax as laser lights and images dance around the Planetarium dome set to music.

Saturdays at 12 p.m.

*NOTICE: Planetarium shows, laser shows, and light effects may cause seizures in certain individuals. If you have any concerns or questions about the show’s content or nature, please ask the operator/educator before the program begins.

The exploration of space is humankind’s greatest endeavor. Go on an incredible voyage to discover what it takes to be an astronaut as you experience a rocket launch from inside the human body. Learn about the hazards of space exploration through “Chad,” our test astronaut.

Daily at 1 p.m.

Visitors will join our planetarium educator in a journey across the sky as bright stars, asterisms, constellations and other surprises are identified and discussed.

Daily at 2 p.m.

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.

Daily at 3 p.m.

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.

Fridays — Sundays at 4 p.m.

This live interactive program explores our solar system. From the planets to the sun and from comets to asteroids, we will embark on a journey of exploration and discovery.

Fridays & Saturdays at 5 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE!

12.20.19 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS ISLANDS IN THE SKY

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 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. as Planetarium Night Live! presents “Islands in the Sky.” Early on, modern astronomers believed the Milky Way was the universe. Later, they were stunned to find other “Island Universes” through their improved telescopes. What have we learned since then about these picturesque and complex islands in the sky—the galaxies.

Suggested for ages 13 and up.

$5 for Museum Members  |  $10 non-members

02.21.20 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS FROM ATOM TO ASHES: THE LIVES OF STARS

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 February 21, 2020 at 7 p.m. as Planetarium Night Live! presents “From Atoms to Ashes: The Lives of Stars.” Trace the lives of stars as they grow from wee, tantrum-throwing babies to old, bloated, gassy, red versions of themselves. You’ll need to make room in your mind for deep time, solar system-sterilizing explosions, and ecosystems the size of galaxies.

Suggested for ages 13 and up.

$5 for Museum Members  |  $10 non-members

COSMIC CONCERTS

12.06.19

LASER HOLIDAY  |  7 p.m.

Winter holiday themed music
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Song Line-up:

Sleigh Ride

Joy to the World

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas Time

Silent Night

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Jingle Bell Rock

We Three Kings

Deck the Halls

Peanuts Theme

Sleigh Ride

White Christmas

Christmas Song

Winter Wonderland

Let it Snow

All I want for Christmas is You

Carol of the Bells

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

LASER HOLIDAY  |  8 p.m.

Winter holiday themed music
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Song Line-up:

Sleigh Ride

Joy to the World

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas Time

Silent Night

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Jingle Bell Rock

We Three Kings

Deck the Halls

Peanuts Theme

Sleigh Ride

White Christmas

Christmas Song

Winter Wonderland

Let it Snow

All I want for Christmas is You

Carol of the Bells

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

QUEEN  |  9 p.m.

Music of Queen
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Song Line-up:

One Vision

Killer Queen

Another One Bites the Dust

Tie Your Mother Down

Somebody to Love

Fat Bottom Girls

Princes of the Universe

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

We Will Rock You

We Are the Champions

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Show Must Go On

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON  |  10 p.m.

Album by Pink Floyd
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Song Line-up:

Speak to Me

Breathe

On the Run

Time

The Great Gig in the Sky

Money

Us and Them

Any Colour You Like

Brain Damage

Eclipse

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