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OtterBox Digital Dome Theater

The OtterBox Digital Dome Theater illuminates the universe with stunning clarity and brilliance. Journey through the nearly inexhaustible supply of stars adorning the night sky and uncover the most mysterious and beautiful sights in the solar system. Also featuring a number of fulldome films, the Digital Dome Theater will display breathtaking presentations on its gigantic 35-foot diameter dome screen. Adventurers of all ages can journey to the beginnings of life and travel the cosmos without leaving their seats!

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November 2017
Theater, Science, Kids

November 26

10:30 am - 11:00 am
$5 - $7

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Join Big Bird, Elmo and their friend, Hu Hu Zhu for a look at the stars. Take an imaginary trip to our Moon, learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star, and see how we all share the same sky.

Runtime: 23 minutes | View the trailer!

Theater, Science, All Ages

November 26

11:00 am - 11:30 am
$5 - $7

Dynamic Earth

In this film you’ll ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes as you explore the interlocking systems that shape Earth’s climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.

Runtime: 25 minutes | View the trailer!

Theater, Science, History, All Ages

November 26

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$5 - $7

Dream to Fly

Since the beginning of history, people have dreamed of flying. Tales of mythical dragon flights thrilled ancient dreamers. Storytellers wove airy fantasies of magic carpet rides. Leonardo da Vinci stoked the dreams of flight with his fantastic drawings and through his eyes, we learned to look to nature for the secrets of flight. Dream To Fly is a poetic and touching story of aviation development through the ages. It presents the significant milestones on our route to conquering the skies – both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions of flying itself.

Runtime: 35 minutes | View the trailer!

Theater, Science, All Ages

November 26

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$5 - $7

Undiscovered Planets: The Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System

Are we alone? We’ve discovered over 1,500 planets orbiting other stars…and NASA predicts we’ll find life within the next 20 years beyond Earth. In our OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, explore what it takes to support life on other planets, and how technology is helping us search for new planets in our galaxy. This program is live-presenter led.

Theater, Science, All Ages

November 26

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$5 - $7

Incoming!

Embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth—and those that roam far from home. These ancient objects travel billions of years before reaching Earth, and their impact can be so powerful that just one collision can change the course of life on our planet.

Runtime: 22 minutes | View the trailer!

Theater, Science, History, All Ages

November 26

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$5 - $7

Seeing!

Ride a photon across the galaxy to your mind’s eye and experience how we see. “SEEING!” follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye. The viewer follows the photon into the girl’s eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions, prior to taking a ride on the optic nerve.

Runtime: 22 minutes | View the trailer!

Theater, Music, Teens, Adults

November 28

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dome Lab Meetup

Dome Lab at FCMoD is an open meetup for anyone who wants to stretch their creativity in the dome. Whether you are a digital artist, painter, musician, DJ, VJ, photographer, or even a programmer this is for you! Dome Lab is open and free to anyone interested in creating and collaborating on projects of all types so bring your creativity and #doitinadome!

December 2017
Science, Teens, Adults

December 7

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Northern Colorado Astronomical Society

Join the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS) for their monthly meeting at the Museum! Each month brings a new presenter and exciting topics, like tracking satellites, the science of black holes, and other cool explorations in space science. Visit www.nocoastro.org for more information.

Theater, Music, Teens, Adults

December 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$13 - $15

Discovery After Dark: Ian Ethan Case

Soar through nebulae, galaxies, and star systems to the music of acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case. Boston-based multi-instrumentalist Ian Ethan Case, best known for his innovative approach to the 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar, has been performing in listening rooms across the country for the past eight years and is increasingly gaining recognition both for his unique instrumental compositions and for the highly original playing methods which are required to perform them.

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Theater, Music, Teens, Adults

December 12

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dome Lab Meetup

Dome Lab at FCMoD is an open meetup for anyone who wants to stretch their creativity in the dome. Whether you are a digital artist, painter, musician, DJ, VJ, photographer, or even a programmer this is for you! Dome Lab is open and free to anyone interested in creating and collaborating on projects of all types so bring your creativity and #doitinadome!

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