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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.

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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. http://www.planetary.org


June 4
Wonders of the Summer Sky

The summer sky contains many beautiful celestial objects. We can see the Milky Way, stars, nebulae and planets. Join us for a tour of the wonders of the summer sky.


July 2
Habitable Worlds

Did you know that we’ve discovered other solar systems? Some of these planets are in the habitable zones of their stars.  Join us this month as we determine if there are other Earths out there.

August 6
Two Years of Curiosity

It has been two years since the Mars Curiosity Rover landed on the Red Planet. This month’s show will highlight the discoveries of this amazing explorer.

September 3
Large Scale Structure of the Universe

Our solar system is just one of many in the Milky Way Galaxy, and our Galaxy is just one of millions in the observable universe.  Where are these other galaxies and where is our place in the universe? Join us this month to find out!

October 1

This month will feature another lunar eclipse, just like the one visible from San Diego back in April 2014. Join us to learn more about this month’s eclipse, how eclipses occur, and what you’ll need to do to watch!

November 5
Celestial Illusions

Is the full moon really bigger on the horizon? Are the stars in a constellation really close to each other?  This month we’ll explore celestial illusions, as well as explain how our digital system projects the illusion of the sky on the planetarium dome.

December 3
Exploring the Milky Way

Our Milky Way Galaxy contains solar systems, nebulae, star clusters, and a supermassive black hole.  Learn how we discovered the structure of our Galaxy and view the beauty of the Milky Way.