Friday Starry Nights — Giant Dome Theater & Planetarium
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!
7:00pm Feature Show: Magic Tree House Space Mission
Friday Nights 7:00pm — 8:00pm
Viewers peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!
8:30pm Feature Show: Solar Superstorms
Friday Nights 8:30pm — 9:30pm
Solar Superstorms takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.
Upstate’s Sky Tonight: 15 minute pre-show included in each show time
Learn what’s happening in tonight’s sky including: planets, constellations, moon phases and special celestial events. 15 minute pre-show included in each show time.
Order Tickets Online or at the Planetarium
We accept all major credit cards. Tickets are non-refundable.
- $6.00 for Adults and Teens
- $5.00 Children (ages 4-12)
- $5.00 Senior Citizens (age 60 & over)
- $5.00 Military
- FREE Children age 3 and under - RMSC Members - GCS employees with pass
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”
Learn what’s happening in tonight’s sky including: planets, constellations, moon phases and special celestial events. 15 minute presentation included in each showtime.
- Feature Show:
7:00pm “Magic Tree House Space Mission” or
8:30pm “Solar Superstorms”
- Ice Slide Virtual Rollercoaster
- Viewing at the Daniel Observatory (weather permitting)
Daniel Observatory (7:45-10:00pm) on Friday Starry Nights (weather permitting)
After enjoying the Planetarium, join 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.