Need a night out with friends or a date night under the stars? Want to share a learning experience with your kids?
Enjoy special evening presentations in the James H. Lynn Planetarium, with a different program every Friday night through April!
Friday Night Lights is sponsored by First Horizon Bank.
Fridays, January 27 – April 28
6:00 PM or 7:00 PM
Weather on Earth is nothing compared to the weather on other planets. Journey through our solar system and beyond to find the universe’s strangest weather. Prepare to be blown away!
Friday, January 27
Where did names like Venus and Apollo come from? Take a tour of space to discover the origins of names and the technologies we use to look at them.
**The 6pm premiere of this new show is an exclusive members-only event!
7pm show open to the public.
Friday, February 3
Stargaze with your sweetheart as we take a guided tour of the evening sky and discover the ancient love stories immortalized in the constellations above.
Friday, February 10
TELESCOPE PARTY! Come talk with museum astronomers and use the telescopes provided by the planetarium to discover objects in the evening sky!
Friday, February 17
Friday, March 24
Friday, April 21
Planets, stars, comets…and fossils? That’s right! Buckle up to explore the world of space in search of fossils.
Friday, February 24
A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave, rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star.
Friday, March 3
Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate, following a trail of energy that flows from our Sun into the interconnected systems that create our weather systems.
Friday, March 10
What happens when you are caught in the shadow of the Moon and the Sun is plunged into a total solar eclipse? Explore the incredible phenomena of eclipses!
Friday, March 17
A massive amount of energy lurks like a sleeping dragon beneath the surface of planet Earth. Experience rare and extremely devastating volcanic phenomena.
Friday, March 31
Dive into a vibrant undersea adventure! Along the way, discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth—while facing unprecedented threat.
Friday, April 7
Discover the stars, planets, and other celestial events visible in the sky TONIGHT. This interactive show is different every time. Learn to navigate the spring sky and see what’s up!
Friday, April 14
Animals have quite the paw on astronomy. Nearly half of the constellations in the sky are represented by animals. Explore the connections between animals and space with constellations, space missions, and more!
Friday, April 28
Thank you to First Horizon Bank for their exclusive sponsorship of Friday Night Lights in the James H. Lynn Planetarium.