Friday Starry Nights


Join us for a night under the stars in the newly renovated T.C. Hooper Planetarium with a new 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more! 




Attention Members: If you are unable to attend a show for which you have reserved tickets, please email Kelli Cox at kycox@greenville.k12.sc.us.




6:00pm Feature Show:  Perfect Little Planet 

Daniel Observatory

Friday Nights 6:00pm

Imagine the ultimate space vacation. Discover our solar system through a different set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda.

Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.

Recommended for age 4 and above.

The Observatory is open from 8:00pm – 9:15pm.  

Click here to purchase tickets online.

 




7:30pm Feature Show: Extreme Planets

Daniel Observatory

Friday Nights 7:30pm

For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. Now, we are finally one step closer to knowing the answer. With the discovery in 1995 of the first planet orbiting another star, we now know that planets are not unique to our own Solar System. In fact, these “extrasolar” planets now appear to be quite common

This show explores what makes a planet “Earth-like” in the first place and take a tour of several worlds that just might fit the conditions we’re looking for. From water worlds to molten landscapes, inhabitable moons to planets with multiple suns, these exotic worlds aren’t just science fiction anymore!

Observatory opens 8:00pm – 9:15pm


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Upstate’s Sky Tonight included with the 7:30pm show

Upstate’s Sky Tonight

Learn what’s happening in tonight’s sky including: planets, constellations, moon phases and special celestial events.

 


Order Tickets Online or at the Planetarium

We accept all major credit cards. Tickets are non-refundable.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

  • $6.00 for Adults and Teens
  • $5.00 Children (ages 4-12)
  • $5.00 Senior Citizens (age 60 & over)
  • $5.00 Military
  • FREE - RMSC Members - GCS employees with pass
  • Children age 3 and under - Not recommended

Members: When you go to purchase tickets you must be Signed In to receive your discounted rate! Simply click Sign In (or click Register to first create your web login) at the top of the page you are taken to after clicking on the “Click to Buy Tickets” button. Your discount will be reflected during checkout. Refunds will not be given if you forget to sign in.

A Ticket for Each Showtime Includes:

  • “Upstate’s Sky Tonight” (7:30pm show only.)
    Learn what’s happening in tonight’s sky including: planets, constellations, moon phases and special celestial events.
  • 6:00pm “Perfect Little Planet or
    7:30pm “Oasis in Space
  • SpacePark 360 Virtual Rollercoaster
  • Viewing at the Daniel Observatory (weather permitting)

Please arrive early.  You will need to have your ticket scanned prior to showtime.
Seating begins 15 minutes early.
Show begins promptly at showtime.
No entry after feature show begins.
Handicap visitors with walkers or wheel chairs should arrive 30 minutes early in order to request special seating.

 

 


Daniel Observatory (8:00PM – 9:15PM) on Friday Starry Nights (weather permitting)

Daniel ObservatoryJoin our Astronomers in the Daniel Observatory for a spectacular view through the 23 inch refractor telescope.  Built in 1882 for Princeton University and used for astronomical research until 1964, this historic telescope is the 8th largest refractor in North America.

 

 


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