Weekend Show Schedule
|6:00 PM||Cosmic Colors|
|7:00 PM||Season of Light|
|2:00 PM||Cosmic Colors|
|3:00 PM||Season of Light
|6:00 PM||Season of Light|
|7:00 PM||Season of Light|
|2:00 PM||Season of Light|
|3:00 PM||Season of Light|
Admission Prices (for public weekend shows):
|Seniors (65 and over)||$4.00|
|Students with ID||$2.50|
Public Weekend Show Schedule
Public programs in the planetarium star theater are on selected Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons (Please see the schedule above). Please check our schedule by calling 559-278-4121 prior to your visit to confirm that the planetarium will be open.
There is free parking available for weekend shows in parking lot P15, right in front of the planetarium (shown in green on campus map).
Reserving Tickets for Public Weekend Shows
Reservations are recommended, particularly for our popular holiday show. Tickets can be held at the door by filling out our Weekend Program Ticket Request form on the reservation page. Please indicate time and date, quantity and type (Please see "Admission Prices" above.) of tickets requested along with your name and phone number.
Ticket payment can be made at the time of ticket pick-up. Pre-payment is not necessary.
Please note that tickets will be held only until 10 minutes prior to show time and then they will be sold to the next customer. Shows start promptly on the hour.
Free Star Gazing
When the planetarium is open for public shows on a Friday night (see schedule above), weather permitting, we take our telescope outside the planetarium to look at celestial objects. Come and check out double star systems, planets, nebulae, and star clusters. There will be someone to assist you in finding what you want to see. We'll be out in front of the planetarium from dusk - 8:00 pm.
Season of Light
This family-oriented program focuses on winter holiday traditions from many cultures, and how they have been used for millennia to light up this darkest and coldest of seasons. It also showcases some of our more light-hearted customs--such as giving gifts, kissing under the mistletoe, and decorating Christmas trees. The program highlights some of the winter constellations, demonstrates the cause of the four seasons and the meaning of the winter solstice, and even gives some astronomical possibilities for the Star of Bethlehem.
Cosmic Colors will take you on a journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color--like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a black hole and cross the event horizon. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur--based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!