A SPECIAL THANK YOU to local telescope company Celestron for generously donating new telescope equipment to the Planetarium!
This equipment is now a permanent part of our collection and will be used for our weekly telescope viewings & various community outreach events.
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 - 7:00 PM
Telescope Viewing - After the planetarium show (subject to weather conditions)New Celestron equipment installed!
Public shows are FREE. No tickets or reservations required.
No late arrivals! Planetarium shows start at 7:00 PM (rain or shine) and last 45-60 minutes. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
Upcoming Planetarium Shows
|December 11th||7:00 PM||"The Realm of Galaxies" - last show of 2013|
|CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 8, 2014||--||HAPPY HOLIDAYS!|
|January 8th||7:00 PM||TBA - first show of 2014|
During the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the UCLA Academic Calendar, shows are every Wednesday night. We also host summer shows on most 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 Tom Esposito, Emily Martin, and Ryan Sanders. Some content adapted from the previous planetarium website by Seth Hornstein and Matthew Barczys.