Public planetarium shows (free and 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 - Following the planetarium show on the 9th floor roof of the Mathematical Sciences building (subject to weather conditions).
Public shows are FREE. No tickets or reservations required.
No late arrivals! Planetarium shows start at 8:00 PM during DST (7:00 PM otherwise) & last 45-60 minutes (rain or shine). Late arrivals will not be admitted.
Upcoming Planetarium Shows
|February 25th||7:00 PM||"Astronomy Misconceptions"|
|March 4th||7:00 PM||TBA|
|March 11th||8:00 PM||TBA|
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
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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.