Engineering or technology is the making of things that did not previously exist, whereas science is the discovering of things that have long existed.  David Billington

STARS TO STEM Regional Planetarium

At the East Lyme High School • 30 Chesterfield Road • East Lyme, CT 06333
SPRING 2024 Planetarium Series

Saturdays (April 27th to June 8th)

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Price of admission is $10.00 per person.  


Mice and the Moon A tale about two little mice Pip and Chip who wondered if anybody  bites the big Moon Cheese shining in the sky. The bats didn't know the answer, neither did the  Wise Owl. Luckily, Pip and Chip met two astronomy-savvy robots who explained what the Moon  is. 


Bo & Bub’s Cosmic Ride This is an animated short that follows Bo as he hops in his  spaceship and zips across the cosmos to pick up his son Bub, waiting after school in another  world far away. Bo travels effortlessly in his spaceship from the ocean depths into outer space.  

Show time: 10AM for neurodivergent children and adults of all ages, run time 20 minutes. 

Bo & Bub’s Cosmic Ride is produced by Axon Genesis, with distribution by Loch Ness    Productions. 

Forward! To the Moon in this 26-minute show Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters launches us  on a journey beyond Earth toward a sustainable future in space. NASA’s 21st century Artemis program, named after  the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe. Learn about  NASA’s latest mission to send humans back to the moon! 

Show time: 11AM, suitable for ages 10 and up. 

Destination Mars: The New Frontier Ever wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? This 26-minute show gives audiences a close-up look at the work being done globally to make the dream of  getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, explore the Vehicle Assembly  Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and learn about the rockets and  vehicles that will return humans to the Moon and, one day, on to Mars. Narrators include the first African  American woman in space Dr. Mae Jemison. 

Show time: 12PM, suitable for ages 8 and up. 

This show was produced by the staff of the Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, Boston, with distribution by Lock Ness Productions. 

Cosmic Mashups Supermassive black holes are found in the center of most galaxies. Sagittarius  A* is the one at the center of the Milky Way and is four million times the mass of the Sun. Scientists are  beginning to uncover how galaxy collisions, and the subsequent merging of galaxies, activates galactic  centers to produce these monstrous black holes. Join Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Professor, Dr.  Julie Comerford, and former graduate student Dr. Becky Nevin, as they share current research into the  evolution and development of supermassive black holes. 


Aurora Storm A spellbinding short film about the Northern Lights, describing the cultural  significance of the aurora and the science behind this beautiful phenomenon. With quotes from  journals of past Arctic explorers and the words of the indigenous people, we discover how  humans living beneath these undulating lights are inspired by what they see. The two narrators of the film are  Athabascan Alaska natives. 

Show time: 1PM, ages 10+, 32 total minutes for both. 

One World, One Sky is a 27-minute full dome planetarium show that follows Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. At the end of the show, Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu pick a friendship star to remind them that no matter how far apart they might be, they can always look into the night sky and cherish their shared memories.

One World, One Sky is a production of Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and was produced with major support from the National Science Foundation. One World, One Sky is distributed by Loch Ness Productions.

Show time: 2 PM show, suitable for all ages.