Planetarium

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Explore the far reaches of our universe and beyond.

Experience the wonders of  constellations, planets, black holes and space travel. Learn about meteors and their impact on Earth. The AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium immerses you in a totally new level of sight, sound, and comfort. The dome is 50 feet in diameter and reaches 32.5 feet off-of-floor. The screen area is 3, 925 square feet, making it the largest projection screen in Memphis.

Have you ever wondered how a spacecraft can navigate accurately to a space station travelling at 20 times the speed of sound?

EXPLORE presents a broad selection of science topics in a modern and accessible way, in a story that revolves around the ambition to colonize Mars– a topic at the forefront of current trends in space adventure films for the giant screen. The film does not just explain scientific facts, such as the geo- vs helio-centric model or retrograde motion of planets. By closely examining the example of Johannes Kepler and his three laws of planetary motions, “Explore” also shows how the achievements of individuals can change the world, and how much we all benefit from them.