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Explore the Cosmos at the Burke Baker Planetarium

Since 1964, the Burke Baker Planetarium has presented fascinating astronomical programs to millions of visitors of all ages.

It’s housed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and Geeksugar has named it one of the six best planetariums in the United States.

The Planetarium boasts that its computerized SkySkan DigitalSky starfield program is the most advanced on the globe, and believe it or not, NASA Space Shuttle astronauts use the dome to learn how to identify starfields.

Visitors can watch films that take them through the cosmos such as:

Starry Night Express

This show features both live and pre-recorded sections, and it’s one that stargazers don’t want to miss. It begins with a tour of the night sky for that evening and upcoming weekend, before moving on to a country setting that takes viewers on a journey through the solar system.

Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness is the newest full-dome movie by Evans and Sutherland, and it doesn’t disappoint. It includes incredible footage of never before seen places and features a flight to remember through the great cliffs on comet 67P and a unique look at the bright “lights” on Ceres.

Solar Superstorms 

The planetarium states that this new show consists of one of the most intensive efforts made to visualize the sun’s inner workings. Viewers learn about magnetic fields, violent solar tornadoes, Coronal Mass Ejections, and more.

The Burke Baker Planetarium is just one of many attractions near our apartments in Houston, TX. If you would like to call our luxurious community home, please contact us to schedule a tour.

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