All Auroras at UAA Planetarium - Dec. 14, 2018

by Michelle Saport  |   

As Alaska's largest planetarium, the UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater is an immersive place to explore the world around us-from the smallest microbes to the most distant galaxies. See below to learn what's playing next on the full-dome. For more information, including how to become a planetarium member, please visit

Above Alaska, presented by UAA Planetarium Manager Omega Smith Friday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater

The aurora are running wild in the Land of the Midnight Sun! Above Alaska takes you to the remote forests and mountains of the Great Land to experience a night under the northern lights. Shot in vivid high-resolution 4K full-dome format, the show features some of the best aurora displays from the last two years as filmed from different locations throughout the state. You'll see and experience the aurora the same way Alaskans do, but without the frostbite. Buy tickets to Above Alaska at

Kiuguyat: The Northern Lights, presented by UAA Planetarium Manager Omega Smith Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater

Alaska's Far North is cloaked in darkness for much of the Arctic winter season. For Iñupiat people who live in this remote landscape, the beautiful dancing lights known as the northern lights are a welcome sight. What are the northern lights? How did they get there? What meaning do they hold for those who live beneath their splendor? This 25-minute full-dome video showcases the lights through stunning time-lapse photography and introduces the audience to Iñupiat elders and residents of all ages as they share traditional stories, songs, personal experiences and generational knowledge related to the lights. Animated visualizations depict the physical science processes that produce this fascinating high latitude phenomenon. Buy tickets to Kiuguyat at

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