Friday Starry Nights at Roper Mountain

Roper Mountain ScIence Center's Daniel Observatory at night.
Roper Mountain Science Center

Join Roper Mountain Science Center for a night under the stars in the Hooper Planetarium with a 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic surround sound, and more!

Upstate’s Sky Tonight is included in tonight’s 8:00 pm show where you will learn about what’s happening in tonight’s sky including: planets, constellations, moon phases and special celestial events.

It is recommended that you pre-order your tickets online, but limited tickets may be available for purchase onsite at the Planetarium prior to showtime.

Roper Mountain Science Center accept all major credit cards. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for children, $5 for seniors, $5 for military, and free for Roper Mountain Science Center members as well as Greenville County Schools employees with pass. The experience is not recommended for children under three. Tickets are non-refundable.

Showtime Schedule for Friday, March 19th

6 p.m.: Earth Moon Sun

This planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors.

His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.

Recommended for age 4 and above.

8:00 p.m.: Stars

Stars focuses on the lives of the stars, how they are born, how they die, and how human understanding of the stars has changed over time. From Native Americans to Newton, from the electromagnetic spectrum to Einstein, audiences will explore nebulae, star clusters, pulsars, black holes, and more.

The program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert-George Schram, resident conductor, performed part of the soundtrack

“Upstate’s Sky Tonight” (for the 8:00 pm show only):

Learn what’s happening in tonight’s sky including: planets, constellations, moon phases and special celestial events.

SpacePark 360 Virtual Rollercoaster

Friday Starry Nights Tips

Please arrive early. You will need to have your ticket scanned prior to showtime. The lobby and planetarium be open 30 minutes before the show begins. Staff and guests are required to wear masks. You will be seated by the Planetarium Specialist and should stay in your assigned seat. There will be 6 feet indicators to direct you while in the lobby.

Please also note that due to COVID restrictions and district regulations the Daniel Observatory will not be open at this time.

Friday Starry Nights shows change every few weeks, so check for the latest information on programs and times.