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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 $19.95 $16.95
Senior $18.95 $15.95
Junior $17.95 $14.95
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.



January 2, 2019

New Horizons Mission Flyby

Remember the exciting images of Pluto from July 2015? Those images were from the New Horizons spacecraft, which has been continuing out into the solar system ever since the Pluto flyby. On January 1, 2019, the spacecraft will be flying by 2014 MU69. Join us to learn the latest results from the New Horizons mission to the outer solar system.

December 5

Understanding the Stars

What does the color of a star tell us? What is the stars’ energy source? And how do we know? We will learn about the stars, from nuclear fusion and solar flares too the telescopes and spacecraft that help us understand them.

November 7

Beauty of the Solar System

The rings of Saturn, the ice mountains of Pluto, the red plains of Mars... our solar system has a wide range of environments, and each world has its own grandeur. We will use the planetarium to explore the beauty of our solar system.

October 3

Mars Missions Updates

The Red Planet has long captures our imaginations. Dozens of spacecrafts, such as orbiters, landers, and rovers, have been exploring Mars and returned volumes of data. Let’s spend an evening getting up-to-date with the latest from our missions to Mars.

September 5

The Changing of the Season

This month marks the Fall Equinox on the Northern Hemisphere, after which the hours of daylight will get shorter as we approach winter. Did you ever wonder what causes seasons? Is the earth the only planet with seasons? Join us to find out!

August 1

Planets of the August Sky

At the beginning of August, four bright planets are visible in the evening sky—Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Learn to identify them in the night sky. Explore these planets and appreciate their beauty and uniqueness.

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.