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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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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:

March 1
Amazing Tidal Forces

You may know that the Moon is responsible for the ocean tides on Earth, but did you know tidal forces act on other celestial objects as well? Learn about the effects of tidal forces on moons, black holes and other galaxies throughout the universe too!

April 5
Back to the Moon

The Moon is our closest celestial companion. We’ve studied it extensively from Earth and from launching brave astronauts in to space to visit the Moon in person. Join us this month to learn more about the ongoing explorations of our Moon.

May 3
Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and is easily visible in the sky this month. Join us to learn about this amazing world and its family of moons.

June 7
Spectacular Summer Sky

What constellations are visible in the evening this month? Are there any planets visible? Why does June mark the beginning of summer? Join us to take a tour of the spectacular summer sky!

July 5
To Boldly Go! Exploring of the Solar System (Comic-Con tie-in)

For decades, humans have explored the solar system with manned and unmanned spacecraft. We’ve enabled astronauts to walk on the Moon and flown a spacecraft through the rings of Saturn. Join us this month, on the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing, to celebrate the exploration of space. This will also be our special Comic-Con tie-in event. Costumes are encouraged!

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

This month, NASA’s wildly successful Cassini Mission will come to an end as the spacecraft plunges into Saturn. Join us to learn the highlights of this amazing mission and the beautiful images and science it sent back to Earth from Saturn.