St. Bernard Parish School District is excited to announce the September schedule of public showings at the Maumus Center Planetarium. Tickets can be purchased at the door; however, it is recommended audiences reserve tickets in advance by calling 504-301-0239. Children tickets, ages 4 – 12, are $5.00, and adult tickets are $10.00. Due to the nature of the shows, children under the age of four are not recommended to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Planetarium doors close at the times listed, and attendees will not be admitted after the show begins. Please plan on arriving a few minutes early.
|Show at 11:00 A.M.||Supervolcanoes (Age 8 and above)||Supervolcanoes is an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The program moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system. Audiences will fly down to Neptune’s frigid moon Triton, and onto the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter’s moon Io. On a visit to a legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time?|
|Show at 12:30 P.M.||Space Park (All ages)||SpacePark360: Infinity is a set of full dome movies designed to recreate the experience of amusement park thrill rides — roller coasters, spinners, slides, bungee drops, and more. Seen from the rider’s perspective, audiences experience the apparent motion from
the visual display, while reveling in the surrounding music and sound effects custom created specifically for the scenes.
|Show at 6:30 P.M.||The Other Side of Black Holes (Ages 8 and Up)||Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity is a presentation of the facts and theory surrounding the astronomical phenomenon of “black holes”, using the latest in computer-generated imagery. Theories regarding their origin are presented, along with speculation about what lies within and beyond them.
Audiences will be dazzled with striking, immersive animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy.