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Planetarium Premieres

Join us for the premiere showing of our planetarium shows. These premieres may become daily shows in the following months. Come get an early viewing of what might be to come!


5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI


The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is creating the most detailed map of our nearby universe. Installed on the Mayall telescope on Kitt Peak in Southern Arizona, DESI's 5000 tiny independently operated robots can measure the light from millions of galaxies at once. Join us as we explore the science, instrument, and people behind this global endeavor. 


Join us at 7 pm on the summer solstice, June 21st, for the statewide premiere of this stunning new documentary film featuring recent discoveries from the Department of Energy’s Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), an instrument on the Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope at NOIRLab’s Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) in Arizona. A live orientation to the sky and a short program on the Summer Solstice itself will also be included.

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