Weekend Shows

Weekend Show Schedule

DAY TIME SHOW
Friday
June 17
6:00 PM Space Aliens
7:00 PM Last Man on the Moon
Saturday
June 18
2:00 PM Accidental Astronauts
3:00 PM From the Earth to the Universe
Friday
Aug 26
7:00 PM TBA
8:00 PM TBA
Saturday
Aug 27
2:00 PM TBA
3:00 PM TBA

For show descriptions look below at Current Shows.

Admission Prices (for public weekend shows):

Adults $5.00
Seniors (65 and over) $4.00
Students with ID $3.00
Children (3-12) $3.00

 

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

Reserving Tickets

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

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.

Your Sky by John Walker at Fermilab
Sky in Fresno now (Your Sky)
Tonight's Sky by Astronomy.com

Current Planetarium Shows

 

The Last Man on the Moon
Last

When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.  This outstanding film runs 95 minutes.  (May not suitable for children under 10)

 

Space Aliens
Space Aliens

From ancient philosophers to modern-day scientists scouring the sky for exoplanets, humans have always wondered who else might be “out there.” In Space Aliens, we’ll embark upon an inter-galactic journey in attempt to answer the ultimate question of the universe: Are we alone?

 

Black Holes
Black Holes

Black Holes takes you on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a Black Hole. Where do they come from? Where do they go? How do we find them? Is there one on Earth's horizon? What are supermassive black holes? What is "spaghettification"?!

 

Accidental Astronauts
Accidental Astronauts

Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer. Bounce along with them on the surface of the Moon. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. And gain a new appreciation of our home planet.

 

 

For a complete list of our shows go to Show Library.
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