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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 $19.95 $16.95
Senior $18.95 $15.95
Junior $17.95 $14.95
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.

May 1, 2019

Space Weather

We all know that the Sun has an effect on the Earth's environment.  We normally think of this in terms of seasons and weather.  But did you know that the Sun has an effect on the space immediately around the Earth and other planets?  Join us as we learn more about space weather.





June 5, 2019

The Spectacular Summer Sky

The summer sky contains many beautiful celestial objects. We can see the Milky Way, stars, nebulae and planets. Join us for a tour of the wonders of the summer sky.



July 3, 2019

The Universe in Comics

Superman comes from Krypton, a planet around a red star. Is that possible? Thanos rules from Titan, but is it like the Titan in our solar system? Join us to learn about the universe in comics as we patiently wait for Comic-Con. (Costumes welcome!)







August 7, 2019

Tour of the Zodiac

Libra, Pisces, Gemini… you might know the names, but do you know why these Zodiac signs earned their importance? Why is there a 13th sign? This month we will learn about the origin of the Zodiac and take a closer look at the beauty hidden in these constellations.








September 4, 2019

Neutron Stars, Black Holes, and Gravitational Waves

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 stellar remnants and how we can directly observe them via gravitational waves.





October 2, 2019

Tidal Forces

You may know that the Moon causes the tides in the ocean of the Earth, but did you know tidal forces act on other celestial objects? Learn about the effect of tides on moons, black holes, and galaxies, too! 







November 6, 2019


Mercury is the innermost planet in our solar system. Is it molten? Does it have an atmosphere? Can we see it from Earth? Join us to learn about Mercury and about the upcoming transit of Mercury! 







December 4, 2019

Our Milky Way Galaxy

Our Milky Way Galaxy contains solar systems, nebulae, star clusters, and a supermassive black hole.  Learn how we discovered the structure of our Galaxy and view the beauty of the Milky Way.