Planetarium Shows

2017 TASM Planetarium Shows

Dream to Fly

Dream to Fly is a poetic story about the history of aviation.  Experience the adventure and find out how this immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history, came true.


Explore asteriods, comets, and meteors.  Their history of impacts on Earth and the possibilities for the future are discussed in detail with vivid animations and real videos of events.  Could one hit you on the head?  Don't miss Impact to find out.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Join two adventurous children as they use their imaginations, a refrigerator box and a helpful animated astronomy book to take a tour of the solar system. Travel with them to the planets and learn why each one of them is unique to the other.


Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of “STARS”. This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill and stunning 3D animation by NSC creative at the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert-George Schram, resident conductor, performed part of the original "STARS" soundtrack. Educational content includes stellar evolution, space exploration, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the history of astronomy. This 26 minute presentation is suitable for all ages.

Tales of the Maya Skies

The Maya Skies immerses the audience in Mayan astronomy, art and culture through a custom score and visuals.  It is narrated by Latin Grammy winner Lila Downs.  It is most appropriate for this August as it discusses the Mayan's ability to predict a solar eclipse.  Be sure to see it before our solar eclipse on August 21st!