Public planetarium shows (suitable for all ages) are given by current astronomy and astrophysics graduate students. Content varies with presenters, but commonly includes discussion about the current night sky, constellations, astronomical phenomena, and more!
Wednesday Evening Public Shows:
Planetarium Show - 8:00 PM
Telescope Viewing - after the show on the roof adjacent to the planetarium (subject to weather conditions)
Public shows are FREE. No tickets or reservations required.
No late arrivals! Planetarium shows start at 8:00 PM (rain or shine) and last 45-60 minutes. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
Upcoming Planetarium Shows
|May 15th||8:00 PM||"Stargazing 101"|
|May 22nd||8:00 PM||"Realm of Galaxies"|
|May 29th||8:00 PM||Topic TBD|
During the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the UCLA Academic Calendar, shows are every Wednesday night. We also host summer shows on Wednesday nights.
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/or star clusters (depending on what objects are currently in the sky).
Questions? Comments? Email us at:
planet [at] astro.ucla.edu
UCLA Planetarium Facebook page
Website designed by Tuan Do and Emily Rice; maintained by Jeff Chilcote, Tom Esposito, and Io Lee. Some content adapted from the previous planetarium website by Seth Hornstein and Matthew Barczys.