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Noble Planetarium

Noble Planetarium
Noble Planetarium

The 80-seat Noble Planetarium brings the wonders of the universe to you! A smaller, all-digital projection system offers a more dynamic view of the night sky and enables trips to destinations across the galaxy. The connected gallery offers a stunning view of the Milky Way, as well as the latest images of the planets of our solar system and an exhibit on meteorites.


Noble Planetarium Gallery

Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey
Now on Exhibit

Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey takes you an exciting adventure through the world of space science and astronomy! Covering topics such as the formation of planetary systems, asteroids and comets, Mars exploration and solar storms and their impacts on Earth, Explore Space helps you answer the age-old questions: Where did we come from, and are we alone?

Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey was developed by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) in partnership with the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance. The project was made possible through support from the National Science Foundation.

Permanent Collection

A replica of NASA’s original Manned Maneuvering Unit, which allowed astronauts the ability to fly without a tether to the Space Shuttle;

One (1) large plasma screen with ViewSpace, real-time information from the Hubble Space Telescope and other up-to-the-minute space news;

A beautifully-displayed 302-pound rare pallasite meteorite from the Brenham meteorite field in Kansas; and an exhibit case containing the 100-pound “Blue Mound, Texas” meteorite.


NOBLE PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Live at the Noble: Our Solar System

Premium Live-Presented Show 

Humans have been gazing at the planets in wonder for thousands of years, but today we know more than ever about what those words are really like. Join us for a journey to the solar system’s most exciting places. We’ll bring with us a little bit of laughter, a lot of fun and everything we know about our cosmic neighborhood.

Live at the Noble: Texas Sky Tonight

Premium Live-Presented Show

There’s a whole universe visible right from your backyard. Join our interactive journey through the sky stories of the past, the incredible science of the present and the wonder of the future. Together we’ll explore memorable constellations, soar over beautiful planets and imagine life beyond Earth—all from the comfort of the planetarium!

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Join Big Bird, Elmo and their friend, Hu Hu Zhu as they introduce children to the night sky and very basic astronomy. Recommended for very young audiences (ages 2 to 7), and the very young at heart. This show is included in Exhibit Admission.

Support provided by  

Thundering Herd
Included with Exhibit Admission
Alternate astronomy program with the Cattle Raisers Museum.

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