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The Sky Tonight

Monthly Astronomer-Led Planetarium Show

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. for a tour of the solar system narrated by the Fleet’s astronomer. Journey through the cosmos with us as we explore a new topic each month. 

For optimal viewing, each show is limited to 250 attendees. Avoid sold-out shows by purchasing tickets in advance.

  Visitor Member
Adult $16.95 $12.95
Senior $15.95 $11.95
Junior $14.95 $10.95
Members at the Adventurer level and above - FREE
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Stars in the Park

Free telescope viewing with the San Diego Astronomy Association available outside after the shows, weather permitting. This is a separate event held on the first Wednesday of each month.


Planetarium Show Age Recommendation

Due to the darkness required in the theater and the sophisticated nature of the material presented, planetarium shows are not recommended for children 5 years and under.

Planetary Society Members Save!

The Planetary Society is the world’s largest member based non-profit space interest group. Its members are from around the world (headquarters: Pasadena, CA). Visit their site for more information. 

Topics:

January 6
Colors in Space

Why are some nebulae red and others blue? Why is our Sun yellow? What do we mean by redshift? What can colors tell us about the universe? Join us to find out.

February 3
Wonders of the Universe

From planets to nebulae to galaxies and everything in between, the universe is amazing. Join us to learn about some of the wonders of the universe.

March 2
Changing Seasons

This month, March 20, 2016, marks the Spring Equinox, after which the hours of daylight will get longer as we approach summer. Did you ever wonder what causes the seasons?

April 6
Spectacular Spring Sky

What constellations and planets are visible in the evening this month? Join us to take a tour of the spectacular spring sky.

May 4
Exploring Mercury

The MESSENGER mission to Mercury recently completed its exploration of the closest planet to the Sun. Join us to learn about Mercury and what we can observe during its upcoming transit in front of the Sun.

June 1
Exploration of the Solar System

How many spacecraft are exploring our Solar System right now? What are the latest findings? Join us to learn about the ongoing exploration of our outer space neighborhood.

July 6
Worlds of Star Trek

Does a planet like Vulcan exist? How about the Utopia Planitia shipyards? Could the worlds of Star Trek possibly be real? Join us for our annual Comic-Con tie-in show to explore the strange new—and old—worlds of Star Trek.