A visit to the UCLA Planetarium has three parts: a current night sky show, a special topic show, and (weather permitting) a telescope show. The content of the current night sky show will vary by presenter, but will generally cover the stars, constellations, and other astronomical phenomena. The night sky show generally lasts 30-40 minutes and is suitable for all ages. The special topic show is a 15-20 minute slide or video presentation on a specific area of astronomy, and is shown in the planetarium immediately preceding/following the night sky show. Special topic shows are designed to be interesting and meaningful for anyone who comes to our planetarium. A different special topic show is offered each week. New shows are constantly being developed; click here for a complete list of current special topic shows.
The Planetarium Sky
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