Below is more information about the shows in the Astronomy 3 Showcase.


Rosetta still image from film.

Join the comet discoverer Klim Churyumov in the story about the origins of the Solar System and life on Earth. Meet the challenges of a 10 year long mission with "Rosetta" spacecraft and the "Philae" lander. Become the first one to find oneself on the comet surface! (runtime 23 minutes)

Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

Hubble Space Telescope COS still image from film.

Fiske Planetarium is proud to present a film showcasing the research of our very own CU-Boulder Scientist, Dr. James Green. This film highlights the current research of C.O.S. aboard the Hubble Space Telescope, the last instrument installed by the NASA astronauts. The Cosmic Origin Spectrograph is allowing us an unprecedented view into the vast spaces between galaxies which surrounds our own Milky Way. (runtime 30 minutes)

We Are Stars

We are Stars still image from film.

What are we made of?  Where did it all come from?  Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon and the molecules for life. (runtime 26 minutes)