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Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College

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Fujitsu Planetarium

De Anza College

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.

Cupertino, CA. 95014 Map It!

Regular Admission

Astronomy Show Ticket Admission: $8 adults $6 children 12 under


Laser Light Show Ticket Admission: $9 adults $7 children 12 under

(separate ticket required for each show, admission price is per person per show)

Purchase tickets:

Tickets must be purchased onsite.

General Hours

Public shows are scheduled for select Saturday evenings.  Astronmoy shows are scheduled at 5 pm, 6 pm and 7:30 pm. With Laser Ligght Shows scheduled at 9 pm and 10 pm.  Please not e that the Laser Light shows are developed for ordtweens and teens.

Parking

$2



Show Name

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD: A story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets.  Target Audience: Kindergarten to 2nd grade

Zula Patrol: Under The Weather: The Zula Patrol is on an expedition collecting samples of weather on planet Zula with the help of their loyal pet Gorga. But when the Zula gang inadvertently hurts Gorga’s feelings,he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on. Interplanetary villain, Dark Truder finds out and tricks Gorga into stealing the weather from other planets – part of his latest scheme to rule the Universe. When The Zula Patrol find out and go after him they learn all about weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary and discover. Target Audience: Preschool to Kindergarten

SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET: Climb aboard a magical cardboard rocket with two young adventurers, Marcus and Bonnie, and experience a breathtaking, up-close look at each of our solar system's planets with guidance from “Astronomy Book” - a character personified by a wise, kind old man. It's not until the end of the adventure when you find out what the true secret of the rocket is - something that makes this apparently impossible trip to the edges of the universe and back become possible.  Target audience: Kindergarten to 2nd grade

Legends Of The Night Sky: Orion:  Orion is one of the most prominent Constellations in the winter night sky. With is famous belt made of three stars it is sure to be one of your favorite constellations, come join us as we take an imaginative look at the story and legend about Orion, the Great Hunter of the Winter Sky. This show is ideal for family audiences and younger viewers. Target audience: 1st grade to Adult

Earth, Moon & Sun: This Planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with

the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science. Learn why the Sun rises and sets. Examine the Moon's orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. Show also explores past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond. Target audience: 2nd to 4th grades

THE PLANETS:  Presented in the style of a game show, The Planets tests people’s knowledge of the nine planets in our Solar System. The audience finds themselves transported from planet to planet, immersed in spectacularly different environments. Show includes information on the history of astronomy and planetary sciences. Target audience:  3rd to 5th grades

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS:  Learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how they continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Program contains brief history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. See how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe. Explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings, and spiral structure of galaxies, join us as we learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others. Target audience:  3rd grade to Adult


Show Format:

High definition 360 degree full dome video and taped audio narration.

An Imiloa Astronomy Center, Carnegie Science Center & Interstellar Studios Production

ASTRONAUT

Content level: 4th grade to Adult

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken.

What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an

astronaut? This latest immersive planetarium show, takes you from Earth into space...

and beyond. Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore

the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International

Space Station to the microscopic regions of the human body.

Show Format:

High definition 360 degree full dome video and taped audio narration.

A National Space Centre Production – Distributed by Sky-Skan Inc.

BLACK HOLES: THE OTHER SIDE OF INFINITY

Content Level: 5th grade to Adult

There’s a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and

space literally come to end. It’s at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that

black holes exert their sway over the cosmos … and our imaginations.

Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein’s theories fill in

holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this

mysterious phenomenon. In this show you will zip through otherworldly wormholes, experience the

creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black

hole.

Show Format:

High definition 360 degree full dome video and taped audio narration. A Clark Planetarium Production

HEART OF THE SUN

Content level: 5th Grade to Adult

From the Neolithic sky watchers of Europe to the solar observatories and blood

sacrifice of Mesoamerica to the sun gods of the Egyptians and Greeks and the

dawning of Aristotelian science, The Heart of the Sun reveals how the development

of our whole cosmology has been informed by our struggle with this oldest of

mysteries. Experience the story that shows how that process continues today as

the sheer strangeness of our nearest star continues to challenge our imagination.

New space-based telescopes along with a new generation of terrestrial instruments capture both the fine

surface detail and the vast eruptions of the corona with unprecedented clarity and for the first time take

us right inside a living star. Show includes information about Astronomy, Earth and Space Sciences

Show Format:

High definition 360 degree full dome video and taped audio narration A high-definition full dome digital presentation by John Weiley – maker of

multi-award winning Imax films including “Antarctica”, “SolarMax” and the hit 3D production “Imagine”

A Heliograph Production - Distributed by Sky-Skan, Inc.

EXTREME PLANETS

Content level: 5th Grade to Adult

For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. Now, we

are finally one step closer to knowing the answer. With the discovery in 1995 of the

first planet orbiting another star, we now know that planets are not unique to our

own Solar System. In fact, these "extrasolar" planets now appear to be quite

common.

In our newest original production we'll explore what makes a planet "Earth-like" in the

first place, and take an immersive full dome tour of several worlds that just might fit the conditions we're

looking for. From water worlds to molten landscapes, inhabitable moons to planets with multiple suns,

these exotic worlds aren't just science fiction anymore!

Show Format:

High definition 360 degree full dome video and taped audio narration by noted film actor Rene Auberjonois, the script was written by Ray Villard,

News Director at the Space Telescope Science Institute and author of the popular new book "Infinite Worlds". Sound effects and surround sound

mix preformed by Skywalker Sound. A Clark Planetarium Production