Presented every Saturday and Sunday, plus some holidays, including Veteran's Day (11/11) and Black Friday (11/28). Daily shows for the winter holidays run from December 20th through January 4th, but we are closed on December 24th and 25th. Planetarium doors open every half hour starting at 11:30 a.m. with the last show opening at 2:00 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!
Beginning September 20
Shows on Weekends and Holidays
11:30 a.m. and 1:00 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 1:30 p.m. Searching for Other Earths
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. How did Kepler do it? Is another Earth among them?
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. What's in Your Zodiac Sign?
What kind of astronomical surprises will you find inside of your zodiac sign? Peer deep into zodiac constellations with the Kepler space telescope's new K2 Mission. Search for nearby exoplanets and other astrophysical discoveries in constellations like Sagittarius, Taurus, and more.
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.
View the stars and more after-hours from the Plaza of the Hall.
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.