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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.

 

April 4

Interplanetary Debris - Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets

Asteroids and comets have a lot to teach us about our solar system. Understanding their compositions and orbits teach us about their origins, enabling us to better understand our own. Learn more about these objects and the space missions that study them!

May 2

The Colors of Space

Why are some nebulae red and others blue? Why is our Sun yellow? What can colors tell us about the universe? Join us to find out!

June 6

Exoplanets

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.

July 11

Worlds of Star Wars (Yearly Comic-Con tie-in)

Could the ice planet “Hoth” really exist? How about the desert moon of “Tatooine” or the forest moon “Endor”? Do we have any evidence that similar worlds exist in our own solar system or around other stars? This month, we’re celebrating the worlds of Star Wars as we patiently wait for Comic-Con.