New Planetarium Show At Bays Mountain

Look at the big ideas that have guided human understanding of the cosmos and its patterns in the sky! Bays Mountain Planetarium’s latest alternate presentation, A Part of the Sky Called Orion, starts this month.

A Part of the Sky Called Orion looks at how three different ancient cultures viewed the same part of the sky we know as the constellation Orion. The show focuses on the Greek, Egyptian and Inupiaq cultures along with their different star stories and images using the night sky. The program is followed by a tour of the current night sky using our exceptional Carl Zeiss ZKP-4 star projector.

The show was produced in-house by Bays Mountain Productions and is shown at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through April.

Also showing through April, is the main feature, Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds. Bays Mountain Planetarium’s main features are shown at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the weekends and at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Tickets are $5 per person. Children ages 5 and younger receive free admission with a paying adult. For more information on Bays Mountain’s planetarium shows, please visit or call 423-229-9447.