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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.

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Adult $16.95 $14.95
Senior $15.95 $13.95
Junior $14.95 $12.95
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. 

 

February 2018

White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes

When stars die, they leave behind white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. How can a star be made out of neutrons? Black holes are often thought to be cosmic vacuum cleaners, but do they really suck up everything around them? This month’s shows focuses on these exotic stellar remnants.

 

March 2018

Spectacular Spring Sky - A tour of objects that will be visible in the 2018 spring sky

What constellations are visible in the evening this month? Are there any planets visible? Join us to take a tour of the spectacular spring sky!

April 2018

Interplanetary Debris - Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets

Asteroids and comets have a lot to teach us about our solar system. Understanding their compositions and orbits teach us about their origins, enabling us to better understand our own. Learn more about these objects and the space missions that study them!

May 2018

The Colors of Space

Why are some nebulae red and others blue? Why is our Sun yellow? What can colors tell us about the universe? Join us to find out!

June 2018

Exoplanets

Did you know that we’ve discovered other solar systems? Some of these planets are in the habitable zones of their stars. Join us this month as we determine if there are other Earths out there.

July 2018

Worlds of Star Wars (Yearly Comic-Con tie-in)

Could the ice planet “Hoth” really exist? How about the desert moon of “Tatooine” or the forest moon “Endor”? Do we have any evidence that similar worlds exist in our own solar system or around other stars? This month, we’re celebrating the worlds of Star Wars as we patiently wait for Comic-Con.