The Maumus Center, St. Bernard Parish School District’s premier science facility and planetarium, has announced its spring series of full-dome video presentations. With new offerings, audiences of all ages are sure to be excited. 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.
The Maumus Center is located at 721 Friscoville Ave., Arabi, LA 70032.
|Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.||The Accidental Astronauts Follow the adventures of Sy, Annie, their Dog Armstrong, and a wise-cracking starship computer, as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Bounce along these new explorers on the surface of the moon, get up close and personal with a solar storm, and gain a new appreciation of our home planet.|
|Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.||Incoming! Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Narrated by George Takei, Incoming! explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made sending spacecraft to visit tiny worlds.|
|Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30 P.M.||Solar Superstorms A fury is building on the surface of the sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Solar Superstorms is a major new production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and super-hot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: coronal mass ejections.|
|Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.||We Are Stars What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon and the molecules of life. With expert input from leading scientists- cosmologists. astrophysicists, astrochemists, planetary scientists and astrobiologists – we present humanity’s current understand of where everything, including us, came from.|
|Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 12:30 P.M.||Bela Gala Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life changing power of seeing the Earth from space, filmmaker and composer Kenji Williams created Bella Gala to simulate this transformation called the Overview Effect. Working closely with Nasa’s scientific visualizations studio, the award winning Bella gala simulates space flight, taking the audience on a spectacular journey around planet Earth.|
|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:30 P.M.||Dinosaurs at Dusk Take to the skies and discover the origins of flight. Dinosaurs at Dusk is a learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy who share a fascination for all things that fly. You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern day birds – the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father will navigate from continent to continent to look for clues for the origins of flight until time runs out and they experience first-hand the cataclysmic last day of the dinosaurs.. Science content includes topics such as continental drift, proper motion of stars, asteroids and impacts, extinctions and the convergent development of flight among species.|
|Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30 P.M.||Incoming! Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Narrated by George Takei, Incoming! explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made sending spacecraft to visit tiny worlds.|