Zacheis Planetarium Will Premiere New Movies

The planetarium theater at Zacheis. Image Source: Zacheis Planetarium

The planetarium theater at Zacheis. Image Source: Zacheis Planetarium

November 24, 2014 – The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium recently purchased new movies and will premiere them in December.

Thursday shows start at 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

  • December 4 – Exploding Universe
  • December 11 – Extreme Planets
  • December 18 – Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens
  • Friday movies start at 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Doors open at 4:15 p.m

  • December 5 – Origins of Life
  • December 12 – Dream to Fly
  • December 19 – Ultimate Universe
  • All programs are free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Check-in at the front desk when you arrive. Seating is first-come, first served.

    The Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory was completed in 1964 using only publicly donated funding. It was completely renovated in 2012 as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Zacheis planetarium is dedicated to public outreach and education, in science generally and astronomy in particular.

    The planetarium has a Spitz SciDome 1600 projector, capable of projecting a 1600-pixel diameter circle on the screen. The screen is a top-of-the-line Nanoseam dome, also by Spitz. The renovation also included all new carpet and seating. We currently have twenty-two professionally produced full-dome shows in our library,

    Zacheis Planetarium is located on Adams State University campus in Alamosa, Colorado. Free parking is available on the street. To read descriptions of this summer’s movies, visit: