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In case you haven’t heard, the Moon is trending again… and in a big way. Like in the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of lunar explorers. Only this time, they’re going back to the moon for good.

The educational 24-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show, Back To The Moon For Good, chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years.

To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, navigate 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries – but by the citizens of the world.

Show Synopsis

The show opens with the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbor including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface.

The Google Lunar XPRIZE is introduced as the largest incentivized competition to date, designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes. We highlight the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge.

Who will win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE? The audience is taken through a successful launch, landing and lunar surface travel. The show ends with a stunning glimpse of a plausible scenario for our future on the Moon.

Dome Show Locations

Dates and times may vary depending on the planetarium. We recommend contacting the planetarium for up to date information.

Dome Show Theaters

City State Country
A&M Commerce Planetarium Commerce TX US
Abbitt Planetarium Newport News VA US
Acheson Planetarium Bloomfield Hills MI US
Adler Planetarium Chicago IL US
Al Nejoum All Sharjah AE
Andromede Marseille FR
Appold Planetarium Sylvania OH US
Aries Krasnik PL
Ash Enterprises Grand Rapids MI US
Association SIRIUS Rouhling FR
Assumpta Science Center Rome RM IT
Astrium Planetarium Winchester GB
Astro Arena Kalisz PL
Astro Dome High River AB CA
Astro Park Urszulin PL
Astrolab Drzusztof Ziomek Kicin PL
Audio Visual Imagineering Inc. Orlando FL US
Austin Planetarium Austin TX US
Bajkonur Planetarium Świdnica PL
Bal Watika Planetarium Ahmedabad Guajarat IN
Bays Mountain Planetarium Kingsport TN US
Beazley Planetarium Portsmouth VA US
Brno Observatory and Planetarium Brno CZ
Buhl Planetarium at Carnegie Science Cente Pittsburgh PA US
Burke Baker Planetarium Houston TX US
California Science Center Outreach Dome Los Angeles CA US
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium Fort Myers FL US
Canadian Planetariums Burnaby BC CA
Carter Observatory WGN NZ
Carver Middle School Carver MA US
Cassiopeia Portable Planetarium Olsztyn PL
Centre for Life Newcastle Upon Tyne GB
Chabot Space & Science Center Oakland CA US
Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada Sparks NV US
Children's Museum of Indianapolis Indianapolis IN US
Cinesferic Orihuela Alicante ES
Cint Ciencia Interativa Rio De Janeiro RJ BR
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Cork Cork IE
Cite de l'espace Planetarium Toulouse FR
Ciudad de La Plata La Plata AR
Clark Planetarium Salt Lake City UT US
Club d'Astronomie Lyon Ampere Vaulx-en-Velin FR
Colgate University Hamilton NY US
College of San Mateo Planetarium San Mateo CA US
Como Planetarium Saint Paul MN US
Cosmodrome Genk BE
CSN Planetarium North Las Vegas NV US
Daniel Soref Planetarium Milwaukee WI US
Davis Planetarium Baltimore MD US
Dayna & Ronald Sawyer Space Dome Shreveport LA US
DeAnza College Cupertino CA US
Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc Bremerton WA US
Discovery Center Museum Rockford IL US
Discovery Dome Houston TX US
Discovery Dome Macon GA US
Discovery Dome Hong Kong Mobile Planetarium Hong Kong HK
Discovery Museum and Planetarium Bridgeport CT US
Dorrance Planetarium Phoenix AZ US
Downing Planetarium Fresno CA US
Dr. Heebink Planetarium West Nyack NY US
Drake Planetarium Norwood OH US
Dreyfuss Planetarium Newark NJ US
Dybamica Lts Irkutsk RU
East Village Planetarium New York NY US
Ecotarium Worcester MA US
Edelman Planetarium Glassboro NJ US
Educa Ciencia Madrid Madrid ES
Edudome Pretoria Gauteng ZA
El Paso Exploreum El Paso TX US
EMU Planetarium Ypsilanti MI US
European Southern Observatory Bayern DE
ExploraDome Minneapolis MN US
Exploration Dome Killaloe Clare IE
Exploration Dome Eugene OR US
Fairlawn High School Fair Lawn NJ US
Falkner Planetarium Twin Falls ID US
Fireball Planetarium St. John's NL CA
Fiske Planetarium Boulder CO US
Fleischmann Planetarium Reno NV US
Fred G. Dale Planetarium Wayne NE US
Fufitsu Planetarium Cupertino CA US
Funiversity Ltd. Warsaw PL
Gaia Dome Theatre Tokyo JP
Gamma Crucis, IFBA Vitoria da Conqista Vitoria da Conquista BA BR
GAP47 Montayral FR
Gene Roddenberry Planetarium El Paso TX US
Ghana Planetarium Science Center London GB
Glastonbury Planetarium Glastonbury CT US
Golden Pond Planetarium Golden Pond KY US
Haile Digital Planetarium Highland Heights KY US
Hardin Planetarium Bowling Green KY US
Hastings Academy Hastings East Sussex GB
Heikoff Dome Theater San Diego CA US
Hellenic Cosmos (Tholos) Paleo Faliro GR
Hokulani Imaginarium Kaneohe HI US
HR McMillan Space Centre Vancouver BC CA
Iball dome Darwin NT AU
Il Planetario.it Granarolo dell'Emilia (BO) IT
Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii Hilo HI US
Immersive Adventure Barcelona Catalunya ES
Immersive Theaters Birmingham GB
Ingram Planetarium Sunset Beach NC US
Inspiria Science Center Gralum 1712 NO
JetBlue SkyTheater Planetarium Garden City NY US
Jim Cherry Mem. Planetarium Atlanta GA US
Johann PalisaOstrav Ostrava CZ
John C. Wells Planetarium Harrisonburg VA US
John Carl Pogue Planetarium, Grand Prairie ISD Grand Prairie TX US
Julian Fowler Planetarium St. Davids PA US
Kendall Planetarium Portland OR US
Kennedy Space Center Titusville FL US
Koch Immersive Theater Evansville IN US
Konica Minolta Planetarium Toshima-ku Tokyo JP
Lackawanna High School Lackawanna NY US
Lawrence Hall of Science Berkeley CA US
Lund University Planetarium Besoksadress Solegatan 27 SE
LWL Planetarium Munster DE
Manheim Township Planetarium Lancaster PA US
Manitoba Museum Winnipeg Manitoba CA
Mariam Blakemore Planetarium Midland TX US
Mark Smith Planetarium Macon GA US
Maturango Museum Ridgecrest CA US
Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theatre Killeen TX US
Mayo High School Planetarium Rochester MN US
McAuliffe-Shepard Planetarium Concord NH US
Melbourne Planetarium Spotswood Victoria AU
Millholland Planetarium Hickory NC US
Mind Museum Taguig PH
Morehead Planetarium & Science Center Chapel Hill NC US
Morrison Planetarium San Francisco CA US
MTPE, Inc. Spring TX US
Museo de la Ciencia de Valladolid Valladolid Castilla y Leon ES
Neag Planetarium Reading PA US
Neil Armstrong Planetarium Altoona PA US
New Children's Museum West Hartford CT US
Nicolaus-Copernicus Planetarium Nürnberg Nuernberg DE
Noble Planetarium Fort Worth TX US
Nordlysplanetariet Tromsoe NO
Northern Highlands Regional High School Allendale NJ US
Oatland Island Wildlife Ctr Savannah GA US
Observatorio Astronomico de Santana Ribeira Grande – São Miguel PT
Orbis Planetario Curitiba PR BR
Orihalcon Technologies, Inc Nakano-ku Tokyo JP
OtterBox Digital Dome Theater Fort Collins CO US
Parque De Las Ciencias Andalucia Granada ES
PDL Rabo de Pelxe PT
Pelorus Trust Planetarium Kelburn WGN NZ
Peter Harrison Planetarium Greenwich GB
Pierce College Science Dome Lakewood WA US
PixelDome Nederland CO US
Planetairevisning Gjovik NO
Planetario de Medellin "Jesus Emilio Ramirez" Medellin CO
Planetario di Verona di Enrico Bonfante Castel d'Azzano VR IT
Planetario Digital de Anapolis Anapolis GO BR
Planetario Digital Movel UFRN Natal Rio Grande do Norte BR
Planetario Fulldome Brasil Florianopolis SC BR
Planetario Movil EKBE Queretaro Queretaro MX
Planetarium Albuquerque NM US
Planetarium Buba Sky Gorlice PL
Planetarium de Nantes Nantes FR
Planetarium Hamburg Hamburg DE
Polestar Planetarium Pontefract West Yorkshire GB
PROYECTA Bogota CO
PublicVR Pittsburgh PA US
Pushpa Gufral Science City Chandigarh IN
Randonnées et Astronomie Saint Jean d'Arvey FR
Rangsit Science Centre for Education Rangsit Pathum Thani TH
Ritter Planetarium Toledo OH US
Robeson Planetarium Lumberton NC US
Rollins Planetarium Young Harris GA US
Russell Planetarium Mesquite TX US
SAGE Planetarium Palmdale CA US
Saint Paul Public Schools Saint Paul MN US
Satrosphere Ltd. Aberdeen Grampain GB
Sci-Port Aurura LA US
Science Museum of Virginia Richmond MD US
Science North Sudbury ON CA
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory Dalmellington East Ayrshire GB
Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co, Inc. St. Louis MO US
Settlemyre Planetarium Rock Hill SC US
Shaker Heights City Schools Shaker Heights OH US
ShowDome Edinburgh GB
Showdome Coburg North VIC AU
Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium Leicester Leicestershire GB
SkyDome Academy Mullingar IE
Smith Planetarium Chickamauga GA US
SMSU Planetarium Marshall MN US
Southworth Planetarium Portland ME US
Space Odyssey Hemyock Devon GB
Space Sci Planetarium Ernakulam Kerala IN
Space Trek Chennai Tamil Nadu IN
Spitz, Inc. Chadds Ford PA US
Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre Prasanthi Nilayam Andhra Pradesh IN
StarDome Mobile Aigle CH
Stardome Observatory and Planetarium Auckland NZ
Starlab Dover OH US
Starlab Yulee FL US
State Musuem of Pennsylvania Harrisburg PA US
Sternwarte Planetarium Laupheim DE
Sudekum Planetarium Nashville TN US
Sultan Iskandar Planetarium Kuching Sarawak MY
SUNY Oswego Oswego NY US
Super Science Investigators Rockwood MI US
Supernowa Planetarium Kielce PL
Taylor Planetarium Bozeman MT US
Team Angelicum Santiago CL
Techmania Science Center Pilsen CZ
Tellus Science Museum Cartersville GA US
TELUS World of Science Edmonton Edmonton Alberta CA
Terre du Ciel Tours FR
Thinktank Planetarium Birmingham GB
Tholos Athens GR
Tomchin Planetarium and Observatory Morgantown WV US
UMOE planetariet Vitenfabrikken Sandnes NO
UMOE planetariet Vitenfabrikken Sandnes NO
University of Texas Pan America Edinburg TX US
University of Warwick Coventry GB
Unizul Planearium Des Moines IA US
UT-Arlington Arlington TX US
Utazó Planetárium Kft. Budapest HU
Ville de Saint Felicien Saint Felicien QC CA
Visualization Center C Norrkoping SE
Voyager Dome Sheffield South Yorkshire GB
Ward Beecher Planetarium Youngstown OH US
Wausau School District Planetarium Wausau WI US
William M. Staerkel Planetarium Champaign IL US
Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium Williamsville NY US
Winchester Science Centre Winchester Hampshire GB
Wonder Dome Sheffield South Yorkshire GB
York Learning Center Planetarium New Freedom PA US
Zacheis Planetarium Alamosa CO US
Zeidle Star Theater Edmonton AB CA
Zeiss Powerdome Planetarium Peoria IL US