Astronaut planetarium show


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 planetarium show takes you from Earth into space ... and beyond! Presented in high-definition fulldome digital video with explosive surround sound, "Astronaut" is an adventure unlike anything you've ever encountered.

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 maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Meet the animated test astronaut Chad and discover the perils that lurk in space from his viewpoint!

"Astronaut" is narrated by Ewan McGregor and produced by the National Space Centre.

Teachers: This show is available in Spanish for your group trip! Morehead offers two options for this: The show can be presented in Spanish for the entire audience, or Morehead can provide assistive listening devices for a Spanish translation (serving up to 10 students) while the show is presented in English. If you need one of these options for your class, please discuss this with Morehead Guest Relations when you are confirming your field trip reservation. The assistive listening device option is also available for individual guests (not with a field trip group) with advance notice.

Age recommendation

Recommended for ages 9 and older.

Seasonal schedules

Visiting soon? Check out Morehead's interactive calendar to see what's happening when you'll be here. Just click the date — the interactive calendar is typically up-to-date within one week of today.

Please note that Morehead does not offer all of its shows every day and that exhibits may be closed for maintenance or for classes during some hours.

If you're planning to visit several weeks from today, check out our current schedule of public shows to plan your trip and check the interactive calendar just before your visit to learn about any schedule updates.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.


School shows

In addition to its public shows, Morehead offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on Morehead's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so Morehead cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.