Explore the Cosmos at the Abbitt Planetarium

At the Abbitt Planetarium, visitors can observe spinning galaxies and study the Earth from space.

Housed in the Virginia Living Museum, it features seventy-one seats and a state-of-the-art digital full-screen projection system that recreates the wonders of the universe.

Shows include:

Solar System Odyssey (through November 21) – Set in the future, Solar System Odyssey is a fun, character-driven adventure that’s set in a time where people have depleted the resources on Earth. Jack Larson is tasked with the mission of finding a new place for humans to colonize and along the way, his journey takes him on an exciting exploration of Saturn’s icy rings, Jupiter’s volcano-ridden moon Io, and more. Will he find a new place to live before Earth becomes unlivable?

Virginia Skies – This show explains Virginia’s evening skies as a staff astronomer discusses any visible planets and seasonal constellations, which means visitors will leave with a better understanding of what they see each time they step outside at night.

Dark Side of the Moon – Set to the jazz, rock, and psychedelic sounds from Pink Floyd’s hit album Dark Side of the Moon, the planetarium states that this show’s sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combine with sound effects to yield an emotional resonance. The playlist includes “Any Colour You Like,” “Eclipse,” and “Great Gig in the Sky.”

If you would like to call our Hampton Roads apartment community home, please contact us to arrange a tour. In addition to the planetarium, we are also near some of the area’s best places to shop and dine.

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