Show Listings

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

IBEX

Run Length: 30 minutes. Appropriate Age: all ages.

Description: Follow two curious teenagers as they learn about the IBEX mission to explore the Galaxy. This show presents an inside look at a current NASA mission as it reveals the frontier of our Solar System.

New Horizons

New Horizons

Run Length: 22 minutes. Appropriate Age: all ages.

Description: Explore planets and moons in a journey through our celestial neighborhood! On this tour of the Solar System, each planet is visited and described along with the major moons of the planets. A comet and the Sun are also visited. The end of the show portrays the birth of the Solar System.

Secrets of the Sun

Secrets of the Sun

Run Length: 22 minutes. Appropriate Age: all ages.

Description: Learn about the life cycle of the Sun and its connection to Earth. Based on ground-based and satellite images and data, this show portrays the internal structure and outer atmosphere of the Sun, its connection to planet Earth, and the life & death of the Sun are revealed in all their glory.

Sky Myths of the Ancient Maya

Sky Myths of the Ancient Maya

Run Length: 16 minutes. Appropriate Age: all ages.

Description: What did the ancient Maya know of the sky and how was astronomy woven into their culture and myths? Learn about the importance of astronomy to the Maya, witness the Mayan creation story, and visit the ancient city of Palenque. (Produced at Mesa Community College.)

Stars of the Pharaohs

Star of the Pharaohs

Run Length: 35 minutes. Appropriate Age: middle school and up.

Description: Learn how the astronomy and religion of ancient Egypt were connected. The creation myth, the pharaoh burial rites, and their connection with the sky are described. Stunning computer recreations of Egyptian temples and pyramids are portrayed and their art is explained as it relates to the night sky.

Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd

Tour the Universe

Run Length: 25 minutes. Appropriate Age: all ages.

Description: This immersive show sets the Universe in motion with the music of Pink Floyd's iconic album "Dark Side of the Moon". See amazing features of the night sky you never imagined and reach the edge of the visible Universe in style. This music video was developed by students and faculty at Mesa Community College.

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Run Length: 25 minutes. Appropriate Age: all ages.

Description: Learn about the telescope, from its earliest days as a curious invention to the modern giant observatories. Why do astronomers use telescopes? How does light tell us about distant planets, stars, and galaxies? Come and see the Universe in a whole new way.

Universe

Universe

Run Length: 22 minutes. Appropriate Age: all ages.

Description: Visit the planets of the Solar System, objects in the distant Universe, and learn how they are explored. The show discusses the advance of science as a way to learn about the natural world, describes astronomical satellites, and highlights objects throughout the Universe.

Wonders of the Universe

Wonders of the Universe

Run Length: 23 minutes. Appropriate Age: all ages.

Description:Travel 14 billion years from the birth of the Universe to our home planet. Along the way visit galaxies near and far and see the Milky Way from the outside. On the way home visit huge clouds forming stars before your eyes, witness the cataclysm of star death, and enjoy the parade of planets as you sweep into the Solar System.