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Astronaut

What does it take to become an astronaut?

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey?

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.

More Information

This show is recommended for ages 9 and up.

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√ Available in Spanish
√ Assistive listening devices available upon request (at least 15 minutes in advance)

Please visit this page for more information about Morehead’s commitment to accessibility.

The show can be presented in Spanish for the entire audience, or Morehead can provide assistive listening devices (headsets) for a Spanish translation (currently serving up to 9 students) while the show is presented in English. If you need one of these options for your class, please discuss this with Morehead Reservations when you are requesting your field trip reservation.

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