Universal Pictures Film: October Sky

Oct. 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

In a 1950s mining town called Coalwood, Homer Hickam is a kid with only one future in sight: to work in the local coal mine like his father. However, in October 1957, everything changes when the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, goes into orbit. This event inspires Homer to enlist the help of his friends to learn how to build rockets. The friends must learn to perfect their craft and overcome the many problems facing them as they shoot for the stars.

Appropriate for all ages.

Running Time: 108 minutes.

For more information, see Friends of the Planetarium October 2015 Weekend

Doors open: 7 p.m. Show begins: 7:30 p.m.

Our capacity is 58 seats. We set aside 20 seats to accommodate those who arrive without a reservation, so if the show is sold out you can still try to attend by arriving close to 7 p.m. However, although we will do whatever we can to seat all comers, there is no guarantee of admission without a reservation.