Planetarium

Explore the universe in our interactive Planetarium for ALL ages! Planetarium programs are available every Saturday, Sunday, and most holidays.

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 and the Hall's role as the NASA Kepler Mission Education and Public Outreach lead.

Learn more about hunting for water and astrobiology at astrobiology.nasa.gov.

Try imagining your own aliens at home with the Free Spore Creature Creator.

Make your own starmaps and explore your own night sky with the free program Stellarium.

Explore the universe right on your computer with the free program Celestia.

For any science questions you may have, email LHSplanetarium@gmail.com.

Program Schedule

Shows run every Saturday and Sunday, plus most holidays, including Spring Break weeks (March 28–April 12).

Planetarium doors open on the half hour starting at 11:30 a.m. with the last show opening at 2:30 p.m., per the schedule below. Programs are approximately 20 minutes long, and are presented live with interactive activities. Questions and exploration are encouraged in all programs!

Now Showing

11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Imagine the Sky Tonight
What is a constellation? How do you find one? 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. and 2:00 p.m. Hunting for Water
Which exoplanets can support life and what does water have to do with it? Explore a real exoplanet system discovered by NASA's Kepler mission to find out how a popular children's story is perfect to explain how Kepler scientists approach the hunt for water (and life) on real exoplanets in our Galaxy.

12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Life on Other Planets?
Is extraterrestrial life possible? What could it be like? Try some astrobiology by using scientific evidence to imagine a lifeform that could live on a real exoplanet.

 

Learn more about the Hall's role as the NASA Kepler Mission Education and Public Outreach lead.

Learn more about hunting for water and astrobiology at astrobiology.nasa.gov.

Try imagining your own aliens at home with the Free Spore Creature Creator.

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 Membership Passes must be exchanged at the Visitor Services Desk for that day's 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.

Uncle Al’s Star Wheels

Make and use your own Uncle Al's Hands-On Universe Star Wheels have a working star map for anytime of night, any month.