Planetarium

Main Feature Now Showing –

“From the Earth to the Universe”

Through September 2, 2016

Poster for the European Southern Observatory’s planetarium program “From Earth to the Universe.”

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Alternate Feature Now Showing –

“Under the Milky Way”

July 1 – August 31, 2016

Poster for Bays Mountain Planetarium’s In-house Production of “Under the Milky Way.”

Bays Mountain Park is home to a $1.3 million dollar state-of-the-art planetarium theater featuring a 40-foot dome, 6.1 surround sound and a Carl Zeiss ZKP-4 star projector that is so precise viewers can use binoculars to see details in two dozen deep-sky objects!

Planetarium theaters are unique in that they accurately reproduce the night sky under a hemispherical projection dome.

Public planetarium astronomy programs are geared for family audiences and are suitable for ages 6 and above.

Show Times

Click here for Show Times.

Planetarium Show Tickets

Tickets are $5.00 per person. Children ages 5 and under will be given a free pass with a paying adult.
Park Association members enjoy free passes.

Group rates to regularly scheduled public shows are $4.00 per person. The group must have at least 15 people, including children of all ages, and no other discounts may be used with group rates. Groups must make reservations in advance by calling 423-229-9447.

School Planetarium Programs

Bays Mountain provides quality educational programming that is designed to meet the needs of grades K through college.
Special school programs are available from September through May. These presentations are scheduled on mornings and early afternoons from Tuesday through Friday. Please visit the Education area of our site for information about how to schedule a school visit and detailed program information.

Show Production

Bays Mountain Park has a long history of quality show production for the planetarium theater. Classic format slide-based shows had been produced since the opening of Bays Mountain in 1971. Full-dome, world-class planetarium shows have been produced since 2008.

Show Leasing

Are you looking for an exciting program to show in your planetarium? Then look no further! Bays Mountain has many full-dome and classic format shows available for lease. Click here to learn more about show leasing options.

Current & Upcoming Shows

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The following show will run May 10 – September 2, 2016:

Main Feature: “From Earth to the Universe” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for the European Southern Observatory’s planetarium program “From Earth to the Universe.”

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The following show will run July 1 – August 31, 2016:

Alternate Feature: “Under the Milky Way” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for Bays Mountain Planetarium’s In-house Production of “Under the Milky Way.”

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The following show will run September 3 – December 31, 2016:

Main Feature: “Rosetta” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster image for the full-dome planetarium show, “Rosetta.”

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The following show will run September 3 – October 30, 2016:

Alternate Feature: “Appalachian Skies – Fall” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster image of the Fall version of Appalachian Skies

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The following show will run November 5 – December 31, 2016:

Alternate Feature: “Discover the Stars” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for Bays Mountain Planetarium’s full-dome show, “Discover the Stars.”

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The following show will run January 7 – February 26, 2017:

Alternate Feature: “Appalachian Skies – Winter” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for “Appalachian Skies – Winter”

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The following show will run March 4 -April 30, 2017:

Alternate Feature: “Connections” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Small poster of Bays Mountain’s “Connections” full-dome planetarium show.

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The following show will run May 6 – June 30, 2017:

Alternate Feature: “Appalachian Skies – Spring” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for Bays Mountain’s own planetarium show, “Appalachian Skies – Spring”

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The following show will run July 1 – August 31, 2017:

Alternate Feature: “Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for Chasing the Ghost Particle – From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe

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The following show will run September 2 – October 29, 2017:

Alternate Feature: “Appalachian Skies – Fall” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster image of the Fall version of Appalachian Skies

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The following show will run November 4 – December 31, 2017:

Alternate Feature: “Two Small Pieces of Glass” & “Galileo’s Skies” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster of “Two Small Pieces of Glass” & “Galileo’s Skies.”

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The following show will run January 6 – February 25, 2018:

Alternate Feature: “Appalachian Skies – Winter” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for “Appalachian Skies – Winter”

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The following show will run March 3 – April 29, 2018:

Alternate Feature: “Exploring New Horizons” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for Exploring New Horizons – A Bays Mountain Production.

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The following show will run May 5 – July 1, 2018:

Alternate Feature: “Appalachian Skies – Spring” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for Bays Mountain’s own planetarium show, “Appalachian Skies – Spring”

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The following show will run July 2 – August 31, 2018:

Alternate Feature: “Planetary Visions” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Planetary Visions

A small version of the poster for our Solar System show, “Planetary Visions.”

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The following show will run September 1 – October 28, 2018:

Alternate Feature: “Appalachian Skies – Fall” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster image of the Fall version of Appalachian Skies

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The following show will run November 3 – December 31, 2018:

Alternate Feature: “Dark” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for the planetarium show “Dark.”

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The following show will run January 5 – February 24, 2019:

Alternate Feature: “Appalachian Skies – Winter” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for “Appalachian Skies – Winter”

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The following show will run March 2 – April 28, 2019:

Alternate Feature: “A Part of the Sky Called Orion” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Small Poster for “A Part of the Sky Called Orion”

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The following show will run May 4 – June 30, 2019:

Alternate Feature: “Appalachian Skies – Spring” – click on the tiny poster for more info

Poster for Bays Mountain’s own planetarium show, “Appalachian Skies – Spring”

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