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Children's Matinee

Saturdays at noon

Now on Saturdays, the Sky Theater presents programs for kids. Shows start at 12:00pm and everyone gets in for $3. Each month we offer a different show, so check back to see this month's program.

ExoPlanets: Worlds of Wonder

Show Length: 26 minutes

The goldenage of extra-solar planet exploration has begun! Join the first robotic space probe duo, the EXO1 unit and sidekick ProbeB, as they journey outside our solar system to the many new worlds astronomers have discovered. Audiences will visit gas giant planets caught in a deadly dance with their host stars, frozen rogue planets hurtling through space and planets drifting comfortably within the Goldilocks Zone, the area around a star where earth-like worlds may exist. Also discover new insights about our own Earth, Moon, Sun and the remarkable solar system we inhabit.

Star Stories

Show Length: 30 minutes

First Saturday of the Month

People from around the world and through time have seen the same stars but they have seen different pictures in the sky. Each culture has made up stories to explain the star patterns they saw in the night sky. Let the Sky Theater take you on an adventure through space and time to discover some of these "Star Stories".

Dawn of the Space Age

Show Length: 41 minutes

Second Saturday of the Month

From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of man's first steps into space. Who were these men and women that took part in these death-defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in "Dawn of the Space Age".

Bad Astronomy

Show Length: 46 minutes

Third Saturday of the Month

Based on the popular book and website of the same name, Bad Astronomy offers a unique and fun approach to learning about the cosmos. Join the "Bad Astronomer" Phil Plait as he takes a critical look at popular myths and misconceptions to show audiences how science can be used to evaluate questionable claims.

Are We Alone?

Show Length: 26 minutes

Fourth Saturday of the Month

Have you ever looked up into the nighttime sky and wondered if there was anyone out there among the stars? Join us at the UNT Sky Theater as we examine the possibility of Life on another planet in our new immersive video and sound experience called, "Are We Alone?"

Wonders of the Universe

Show Length: 21 minutes

Fifth Saturday of the Month (if applicable)

Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. On this breathtaking excursion you'll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered. As your travels continue, you'll fly deep into our own Milky Way galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the solar system.

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