other earths

Other Earths are out there, and tonight, NightLife enlists scientific experts to talk about the missions and spacecrafts currently on the search for exoplanets and life beyond Earth.

Music by DJ Masha Martinovic


Live Talks: Begin Transmission
African Hall

Live Talk: New Worlds
Science Today
8:30 PM

  • Learn about the formation of exoplanet systems with Megan Ansdell, postdoc at UC Berkeley’s Center for Integrative Planet Studies (CIPS).

The View From Here
Living Roof
8:00 - 10:00 PM

  • Ever stare off into space? Try doing it with Unistellar's new eVscope, a first-of-its-kind compact telescope that provides crisp and detailed views of galaxies, nebulae, and comets thanks to its light-amplification technology.

Other Earths Showcase
Project Lab
All Evening



  • Last entry for the Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
  • Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal craft cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
  • Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.



  • Planetarium passes are required for the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm shows.
  • Passes are $3 each and may be purchased online or at the ticket window. Since shows do sell out, we always recommend buying in advance.
  • The 6:30 pm live show is always free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please arrive at the planetarium 15 minutes before your ticketed showtime for seating. We run a tight spaceship!



  • A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
  • Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!

All bars accept cash and credit cards.


Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm

Join Senior Planetarium Presenter Mary Holt to explore Mars and its past, current, and future robot inhabitants.

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Leave Planet Earth behind as you fly to the farthest reaches of the Universe! Narrated by Sigourney Weaver.

9:30 pm

Explore the immense scale of the known Universe in this live presentation that leaves Earth far behind.

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