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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.

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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. 

 

December 2017

Constellations of the Southern Sky

Depending on which side of the equator you are on, there can be completely different sets of constellations to view in the night sky. Some constellations can only be seen from the southern hemisphere of the Earth. Join us to learn about the stars, stories and constellations of the southern hemisphere sky.

January 2018

NASA’s Great Observatories

To the naked eye, the night sky is collection of stars and planets scattered across a deep black canvas, but the sky looks very different using telescopes to observe the universe on wavelengths our eyes can’t see. The Hubble Telescope and other space-borne observatories in NASA’s Great Observatories program were designed to show us the universe in gamma rays, X-rays, optical and infrared wavelengths. Join us this month to learn more about the Great Observatories and the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.

February 2018

White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes

When stars die, they leave behind white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. How can a star be made out of neutrons? Black holes are often thought to be cosmic vacuum cleaners, but do they really suck up everything around them? This month’s shows focuses on these exotic stellar remnants.