Though each satellite’s intended lifespan was only eighteen months, the units continued to detect detonations for years thereafter.
Prior to the mysterious event of September 1979, the orbital surveillance system had successfully recorded forty-one atomic detonations, twelve of which were spotted by satellite Vela 6911.
If you choose to leave when the show is paused and the show does resume, you will not receive vouchers for another performance.
Tickets can either be purchased online or by calling the Box Office. This is an all-weather performance—check our rain policy below.
Though your seat is assigned, please arrive early to enjoy services like the gift shop and concession.
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In over a decade of operation, the network of unblinking electronic eyes had yet to record a single false positive with the atomic-bomb signature.
US intelligence concluded that a 2-4 kiloton nuclear device had likely been exploded between South Africa and Antarctica.
No nations admitted responsibility for the covert test, but intelligence reports indicated that the most probable perpetrator was Israel, possibly working in cooperation with South Africa.
Wheelchair accessible seating is only available through the Box Office and cannot be purchased online. Seats are assigned and tickets mailed to the purchaser when full payment is received. Many groups (schools, clubs, colleges, tour companies, churches, family reunions) come to the Passion Play each year. We can design a group package that is just right for you—it’s easier than you think!
Purchase Tickets Online BOX OFFICE 1-403-823-2001 Monday – Friday am to pm Doors open one hour prior to the performance. No photography during the performances – professional photos are available here on our website. Groups must book over the phone (1-888-823-2001) or in person through our Box Office to receive their discount.