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Planetarium

Explore the universe in our interactive Planetarium! It's open every Saturday, Sunday, most holidays, and daily through September 1.

Tickets $4 after admission

Our geodesic dome is installed with a single, fish-eye digital full-dome projection system. The 45-seat Planetarium is wheelchair accessible. Learn more about the planetarium.


Program Schedule

Presented every Saturday and Sunday, plus most holidays. Daily programs are also offered Monday through Friday during the summer and during special holiday weeks. Doors open at the times listed on the schedule. Programs are approximately 20 minutes long, and are presented live with activities. Questions are encouraged in all programs!

Now through September 1

Daily shows: Summer (Jun. 14 - Sept. 1)
12:30, 1:30, 2:30 p.m. Our Changing Moon (all ages)
1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m. Jupiter's Moons and Beyond (all ages)

Beginning September 20

Shows on Weekends and Holidays
11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. Imagine the Sky Tonight
Identify starry patterns in the sky, make up your own patterns, and blast off for a personal trip among the stars!

12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Searching for Other Earths
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered hundreds and hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. How did Kepler do it? And is Earth 2.0 nestled among this plethora of planets?

12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. What's in Your Zodiac Sign?
Peer deep into zodiac constellations with the Kepler space telescope's new K2 Mission. Search for nearby exoplanets and astrophysical discoveries in constellations like Libra, Taurus, and the rest of the 12 zodiac signs.

Planetarium Tickets

Tickets are $4 per person, and are sold at the Visitor Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone must have their own ticket. Planetarium Passes must be exchanged at the Visitor Services Desk for tickets.

Stargazing

View the stars and more after-hours from the Plaza of the Hall.

 

Astronomy Events and Products

Our experienced educators have teamed up with space scientists at UC Berkeley, NASA, and beyond to create a variety of exciting and effective space sciences products.

 

 


Astrocast.TV presents Our Night Sky

Learn what you can see in the sky each month with Our Night Sky. Click play to view. Best seen Full Screen.