“A Part of the Sky Called Orion”
“A Part of the Sky Called Orion” looks at how three different ancient cultures looked at the same part of the sky we may know as the Greek constellation Orion. The show focuses on the Greek, Egyptian, and Inupiaq cultures along with their different star stories and images using the night sky. It is a treat for the whole family with wonderful art, music and storytelling.
The show was produced in-house by Bays Mountain Productions and designed to look at the big ideas that have guided human understanding of the cosmos and its patterns in the sky.
The show will be followed by a tour of our current night sky using our stunning Carl Zeiss Starmaster ZKP-4 star projector.
Show length ~40 min.
“Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds”
With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore the Universe surrounding us and start looking for planets around other stars.
For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought.
A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered.
Show length ~35 min.
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.
Planetarium theaters are unique, educational spaces and are far different than a movie theater. As such, we have some rules that are common for the planetarium theater community that we do enforce. Food, drinks, gum, and candy are not allowed in the theater. Also, due to safety measures, we do not allow anyone to enter the theater once the doors have closed. The theater is extremely dark inside. If you leave during a program, you cannot re-enter. Thank you for your understanding.
Production & Leasing
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.
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.