The Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium at Fernbank Science Center is a celestial theater in the round, utilizing the complex Zeiss Mark V planetarium projector in conjunction with SPITZ SciDome 4K Laser projection system. These technologies collectively create a stunning immersive environment, which guide the audience through the wonders of the universe. The 70-ft diameter planetarium, one of the largest in the United States, is dedicated to teaching and public enrichment.
ADMISSION FOR PUBLIC PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS
Cultivate your scientific curiosity at Fernbank Science Center during our Full Dome, Half Price Space Spectacular. Enjoy the Planetarium's 4K projection system with half-price shows. Explore our Exhibit Hall including the interactive Apollo Mission Control Exhibit, and engage in hands-on Earth and space science activities for all ages with connections to science, technology, and society.
SATURDAY MARCH 7
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hands-on Activites: Noon - 3:00 PM
Soar into space or dive deep into the ocean with the 3:00 PM planetarium show "Oceans in Space." This program will be combined with a special presentation by award winning children's author Jennifer Swanson (Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Interact)
Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors.
The sun is a typical dwarf star, however, don’t be fooled by the terminology. The Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format.
Join our Fernbank Science Center space scientists and educators on a journey through the solar system in the fulldome PLANET-arium Show, featuring asteroids, comets, moons, and even Pluto.
Planetarium and Observatory Contacts
April Whitt- Astronomer
Mark Lancaster - Astronomer
Scott Harris - Planetary Geologist, Meterorites