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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 $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.

 

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 the seasons? Is the earth the only planet with seasons? Join us to find out!

 

 

October 3

Mars Missions Updates

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

 

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. 

December 5

Other Worlds

There are worlds, whole solar systems, around distant stars. What are these other worlds like? Join us to learn the latest news about extrasolar planets. There are worlds, whole solar systems, around distant stars. What are those other worlds like? Join us to learn the latest news about extrasolar planets. 

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. 

February 6, 2019

Understanding the Stars

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