UCLA Planetarium – Public Shows



School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t mean the studying has to stop!

Every Wednesday evening, all summer long, the UCLA Planetarium opens its doors and invites the public in to gaze at the stars — the ones in the night sky, not the ones at Starbucks, hiding behind a pair of oversized shades. The planetarium’s aim:  to foster community interest in and knowledge of astronomy. Presented by UCLA astronomy and astrophysics graduate students, these cosmic celebrations include deep-space dive discussions about the current night sky, constellations, astronomical phenomena, and more.

In addition to being suitable for all ages be sure to bring your sprouting cosmonauts it’s completely free Seating is limited, so arrive early to enjoy. Have a blast(off)!


Summer 2017 Show Schedule

Date

Time

Special Topic

June 21

No show

June 28

8:00 PM

New Horizon’s Mission to Pluto

July 5

8:00 PM

Black Holes

July 12

8:00 PM

Brown Dwarfs

July 19

8:00 PM

In the Skies of Other Worlds

July 26

8:00 PM

The Deaths of Stars

August 2

8:00 PM

Topic to be announced

August 9

8:00 PM

Topic to be announced

August 16

8:00 PM

Topic to be announced

August 23

8:00 PM

Topic to be announced

August 30

8:00 PM

Topic to be announced

September 6

8:00 PM

Topic to be announced

September 13

8:00 PM

Topic to be announced

     


Planetarium Show

Public planetarium shows start at 8 pm during Daylight Savings Time (7 PM otherwise) on Wednesday evenings (except holidays and final exam weeks)

Planetarium shows typically last about 60 minutes, with a special topic show and star show lasting about 30 minutes each

The planetarium is located on the 8th floor of the UCLA Mathematical Sciences Building

No late arrivals! We cannot admit guests after show has started. Please arrive on time.

Telescope Viewing

On clear nights, visitors are invited to look through one of the department telescopes after the planetarium show. We view a variety of celestial objects, including planets, nebulae, and star clusters (depending on what objects are currently visible in the night sky).

Telescope viewing follows planetarium show

Located on the 9th floor roof of the UCLA Mathematical Sciences Building

Telescope viewings are offered weather and schedule permitting

Telescope viewings are not offered during the summer

 

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