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The Sky Tonight

Monthly Astronomer-Led Planetarium Show

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. for a tour of the solar system narrated by the Fleet’s astronomer. Journey through the cosmos with us as we explore a new topic each month. 

For optimal viewing, each show is limited to 250 attendees. Avoid sold-out shows by purchasing tickets in advance.

  Visitor Member
Adult $16.95 $14.95
Senior $15.95 $13.95
Junior $14.95 $12.95
Members at the Adventurer level and above - FREE
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Stars in the Park

Free telescope viewing with the San Diego Astronomy Association available outside after the shows, weather permitting. This is a separate event held on the first Wednesday of each month.


Planetarium Show Age Recommendation

Due to the darkness required in the theater and the sophisticated nature of the material presented, planetarium shows are not recommended for children 5 years and under.

Planetary Society Members Save!

The Planetary Society is the world’s largest member based non-profit space interest group. Its members are from around the world (headquarters: Pasadena, CA). Visit their site for more information. 

 

Topics:

August 2
Total Solar Eclipse

In August of this year a total solar eclipse will be visible in North America for the first time since 1979. Join us to learn about the best ways to view the eclipse and what to expect!

September 6
Celebrating NASA's Cassini Mission

On September 15, NASA’s wildly successful Cassini Mission will come to an end as the spacecraft falls into the atmosphere of Saturn. Join us to learn about the highlights of this amazing mission, as well as the beautiful images and information about our universe it sent back to Earth.

October 4
Galaxies

Our own Milky Way Galaxy contains solar systems, nebulae, star clusters, and a supermassive black hole. Are all galaxies like the Milky Way? How many galaxies are there? How far away are they? Join us for a tour of the night sky and an introduction to the wonderful universe of galaxies!

November 1
Space Junk

Everybody knows that there are satellites in orbit around the Earth. But do you know how many? What happens to them when they are no longer operational? Join us to learn about what's in the night sky and to discover just how much space junk is around the Earth and in the rest of the solar system.

December 6
Constellations of the Southern Sky

Did you know that there are constellations that cannot be seen from San Diego? Some constellations can only be seen from the southern hemisphere of the Earth. Join us to learn about the constellations of the southern sky.