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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.

  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. 

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October 5
Tour of the Zodiac

Libra, Pisces, Gemini … you might know the names, but do you know how each of these zodiac signs earned their importance? This month we will learn about the origin of the zodiac and take a closer look at the beauty hidden in these constellations.

November 2
Changes

Outer space is in constant flux. The stars, planets, and Sun are always moving; meteors are continually streaking across the sky and planetariums have evolved to help us better see, teach and learn about these phenomena. Join us this month to learn more about changes both in the sky and in the Fleet’s Giant Dome planetarium. This will be the farewell show for our longtime planetarium operator, John Young.

December 7
Moons of the Solar System

Planets get most of the attention but the moons of our solar system contain an amazing variety of extraterrestrial environments. Active volcanoes, seas of methane and moon surfaces covered with water ice can all be found on different moons in our solar system. Join us to learn more!