Planetarium

The James E. Bertelsmeyer Planetarium provides an exciting educational experience by pairing stunning high-definition visuals with state of the art technology in a fully-immersive theater atmosphere. In addition to daily screenings of full-dome videos, we also present interactive programs ranging from basic astronomy to earth science.

TASM’s planetarium inspires curiosity seekers to explore our universe and discover the wonders of Earth.

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Dawn of the Space Age

Join us for our newest film as we take a trip through the entire history of spaceflight. Watch the Space Age begin with the launch of Sputnik, then follow humanity’s journey to the Moon and beyond with this breathtaking visual presentation.

 

Apollo 11: Man’s First Step onto the Moon

This landmark presentation is the first collaborative effort between the Jenks High School Planetarium and TASM, made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.  This show chronicles the journey to the Moon undertaken by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins.  You’ll learn more about the science and technology that got us to the Moon and see actual historical footage from NASA, and even see what it would be like to stand on the Lunar surface!

 

From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA

Join NASA’s engineers as they design, test, and launch today’s hottest missions into space. Witness the enormity of the new James Webb Space Telescope, the intensity of Goddard Space Flight Center’s testing facilities, and the excitement of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. From blueprint to blastoff, experience how unmanned space flight is pushing the frontiers of human exploration to the very edges of the universe! Produced by the Museum of Science, Boston.

 

Dream to Fly

People have always wanted to fly. From ancient myths of the phoenix and the flying carpet to legends of flying gods and dragons, humans have treasured the dream to fly like the birds. The ancient Chinese achieved flight of a sort with their kites, and Hindus believed in vimanas carrying warriors through the skies. Artist and visionary inventor Leonardo da Vinci sketched out his dreams of flight by mechanical means, and kept the dream alive.

 

Stars

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of “STARS”.

 

Earth, Moon & Sun

Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of the coyote, an amusing character.  Adapted from Native American stories oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors.  Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.

 

Faster than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Scientists now believe our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth. Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future. Based on entirely new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics. How far can our technology take us?

Planetarium Show Schedule

MONDAY - FRIDAY

11:00 AM

Solar System Tour with Earth, Moon and Sun

12:00 PM

Star Tour with Stars

1:00 PM

Dynamic Earth with Incredible Sun

2:00 PM

Star Tour with Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

3:00 PM

Dawn of the Space Age 

SATURDAY

11:00 AM

Solar System Tour with Apollo 11: Man’s First Step onto the Moon

12:00 PM

Faster Than Light with Star Tour

1:00 PM

From Dream to Discovery with Flight to the Moon: LRO and LCROSS

2:00 PM

Dawn of the Space Age

3:00 PM

Stars with Star Tour

Presentation show schedule subject to change.

Planetarium Guidelines

Doors open 5 minutes prior to show time for general seating!

Shows begin on the hour.

Admission and seating for 110 is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visitors must be seated before presentation begins.

No entry after doors are closed, late arrivals may attend next presentation.

Please NO food or drinks allowed in Planetarium.

On certain days, other planetarium presentations may be offered due to group reservations.

Inquire at front desk about additional shows which may accommodate general admission participants.

To confirm shows and information, please call 918.834.9900

(For Planetarium enthusiasts, additional shows may be added for $7 each)

Unlimited planetarium shows are included with museum membership

Be sure to ask at the front desk about joining our museum today!

Special Thanks

We'd like to thank the James Bertelsmeyer Family Foundation, Sherman E. Smith Family Charitable Foundation, H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust, Ray and Linda Booker, The Williams Foundation, The Oxley Foundation, and Aircraft Specialties Services for their support of this vital project.