The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium

Show Book

The complete catalog of shows available at The Planetarium is listed below. Select one or more of these for your group's visit to The Planetarium.

Astronaut

Astronaut

See what it takes to become an Astronaut and the effect space has on the human body.

ASTRONOMY 101

Special lecture by an Astronomer about popular topics.

Back To The Moon For Good

Back To The Moon For Good

Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good immerses us in the Google Lunar XPRIZE race to the Moon and the human stories of both the competition and the collaboration it inspires.

Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions

Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions

Bad Astronomy will interest both new and experienced astronomers of all ages as it examines bad science wherever it can be found.

Black Holes

Black Holes

Take the ultimate journey in space and time! Learn how mammoth stars make a black hole and help figure out where they might lead.

Cosmic Colors

Cosmic Colors

Take an adventure along the spectrum and discover the world of color.

Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

Discover Hubble Space Telescope's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (CoS) instrument, the nature of light, spectroscopy, the use of quasars as background light sources, material identification by spectrum, and the cycling of material within and surrounding galaxies.

Dark

Dark

The search for Dark Matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time – the solution to which will help us understand why the Universe is as it is, where it came from, and how it has evolved over billions of years – the unimaginable depths of deep time, of which a human life is but a flickering instant. But in that instant, we can grasp its immensity and, through science, we can attempt to understand it.

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth

Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate engine with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations.

Experience the Aurora

Experience the Aurora

Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, crews captured timelapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular!

From the Earth to the Universe

From the Earth to the Universe

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe.

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System.

Ice Worlds

Ice Worlds

See the effect of ice in our own ecosystem, and travel to distant worlds to see how ice shapes the landscape and natural systems there.

Magnificent Sun

Magnificent Sun

Discover our Magnificent Sun in this UT Arlington original show!

Mayan Prophecies

Mayan Prophecies

Visit the Classic Mayan cities of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Palenque to discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods and used interlocking calendars to record the past and predict the future.

Microcosm: The Adventure Within

Microcosm: The Adventure Within

At the Center of Miniaturized Medicine in the year 2053, you'll shrink down to the size of a microbe and get injected into a patient who is suffering an infection from a mysterious virus.

NanoCam: A Trip Into Biodiversity

NanoCam: A Trip Into Biodiversity

Nanocam is a fascinating journey exploring life-forms that are invisible to the human eye and contribute to a better understanding of the world we live in.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Discover the night sky with Big Bird, Elmo and their new friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu.

Phantom of the Universe

Phantom of the Universe

The title “Phantom of the Universe” reflects dark matter’s invisible presence everywhere in the universe from galaxies to deep inside the earth.

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd is the classic rock that everyone loves. Combine that with the amazing CG visual effects and you have an absolutely amazing show that no one should miss.

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame I

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame I

If you are looking for a wild ride and thrill a minute entertainment, this show is for you. Stunning visuals are synchronized to the rhythm of some of your favorite classic rock songs.

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame II

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame II

The Planetarium has become a gateway to a far-out dimension with the addition of this revolutionary light show. Space scenes and bright organic patterns evoke the trippy heydey of the laser light show, while the auditorium resounds with the power chords of the Rolling Stones and Hendrix, and is topped off with the lunacy of a Monty Python song.

Rock on Demand

Rock on Demand

Your rock, your choice.

ROSETTA

ROSETTA

Story of the first spacecraft landed on the comet surface. Rosetta spacecraft and "Philae" lander seek clues about the origins of the Solar System and life on Earth. Meet the challenges of a 10 year long mission.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination.

SEEING

SEEING

RIDE A PHOTON ACROSS THE GALAXY TO YOUR MIND'S EYE AND EXPERIENCE HOW WE SEE.

Spacepark 360

Spacepark 360

Spacepark 360 is an out-of-this-world entertainment experience. Get transported to surreal vistas and experience the most thrilling amusement park rides the solar system has to offer!

Spacepark 360: Infinity

Spacepark 360: Infinity

The fastest fulldome show continues with 9 all new rides!

Stars of the Pharaohs

Stars of the Pharaohs

Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings.

Texas Stargazing

Texas Stargazing

Find out what planets and constellations are visible in the night sky tonight.

The Hot and Energetic Universe

The Hot and Energetic Universe

The planetarium documentary “The Hot and Energetic Universe” presents with the use of Immersive Visualisations and real images the achievements of the modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics.

TimeSpace

TimeSpace

Experience TimeSpace, a new show that turns the UT Arlington's Planetarium into a time machine!

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Four hundred years ago, a simple adjustment to a child's spyglass revealed for the first time an infinite and perplexing universe to our eyes and imaginations. Join us today, as the world's great telescopes, born of that serendipitous moment, gaze farther into the distant past - and into our future.

Unseen Universe: The Vision of SOFIA

Unseen Universe: The Vision of SOFIA

Take a flight on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and discover the secrets of our unseen universe.

Violent Universe

Violent Universe

The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe.

We Are Astronomers

We Are Astronomers

Do you know what an astronomer does? Today's astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe.