“Invaders of Mars!” First Planetarium Show for Fall Semester

The Griffin Planetarium shows for this Friday, August 24,  and Saturday, August 25,  at 8 pm is “Invaders of Mar!”.   The one-hour show includes a tour of the late August sky, a review of the 2018 Mars opposition, a martian musical interlude, and the full-dome movie “Invaders of Mars” narrated by Tom Baker of Dr. Who.

Under the care of Emmy award winning space artist, Don Davis, this beautifully crafted show highlights our ongoing exploration of Mars.  We explore the Martian surface as seen by Earth’s various spacecraft “invaders” and use the data gathered to explore the red planet as only CGI can.  We fly over the great chasms, canyons and volcanoes, descend amid the icy Martian polar cap, and withstand swirling dust devils.  Blinded by the planet-wide storm that often engulf this world, we emerge with a new perspective on the red planet Mars.  Narrated by Tom Baker, of the BBC’s Dr. Who.  Winner of four Telly Awards.”

Seating for Public Shows is on a first-come basis with maximum capacity of 94.  Doors open 30 minutes before each show and there is no admittance once show has begun.  More details available on Griffin Planetarium Website.