Wednesday Evening Public Shows
Public planetarium shows are free and suitable for all ages, and are given by current astronomy graduate students. Content varies with presenters, but commonly includes discussion about the current night sky, constellations, astronomical phenomena, and more!
Public shows are free. No tickets or reservations required.
Fall 2019 Show Schedule
|September 25||8:00 PM||How to take pictures of a black hole|
|October 2||8:00 PM||General Relativity & Gravitational Waves|
|October 9||8:00 PM||Death of Stars|
|October 16||8:00 PM||No show|
|October 23||8:00 PM||Powers of Ten|
|October 30||8:00 PM||Spooky Places in Space|
|November 6||7:00 PM||Habitable Planet Cookbook|
|November 13||7:00 PM||Transit of Mercury|
|November 20||7:00 PM||Black Holes|
|November 27||7:00 PM||New Horizons|
|December 4||7:00 PM||Dark Matter|
Public shows are hosted every Wednesday night when UCLA is in session, including summer sessions. See the UCLA academic calendar for details about the UCLA schedule.
- Public planetarium shows start at 8 pm during Daylight Savings Time (7 pm otherwise) on Wednesday evenings (except holidays and final exam weeks)
- Planetarium shows typically last about 60 minutes, with a special topic show and star show lasting about 30 minutes each
- The planetarium is located on the 8th floor of the UCLA Mathematical Sciences Building (Directions)
No late arrivals! We cannot admit guests after show has started. Please arrive on time.
On clear nights, visitors are invited to look through one of the department telescopes after the planetarium show. We view a variety of celestial objects, including planets, nebulae, and star clusters (depending on what objects are currently visible in the night sky).
- Telescope viewing follows planetarium show
- Located on the 9th floor roof of the UCLA Mathematical Sciences Building
- Telescope viewings are offered weather and schedule permitting
- Telescope viewings are not offered during the summer