The Planetarium was recently featured in the Daily Bruin's "UCLA Unseen" series! Watch below or go to the article here.
Public planetarium shows (free and suitable for all ages) are given by current astronomy and astrophysics graduate students. Content varies with presenters, but commonly includes discussion about the current night sky, constellations, astronomical phenomena, and more!
Wednesday Evening Public Shows:
Planetarium Show - 7:00 PM
Telescope Viewing - Following the planetarium show on the 9th floor roof of the Mathematical Sciences building.*
Public shows are FREE. No tickets or reservations required.
No late arrivals! Planetarium shows start at 8:00 PM during DST (7:00 PM otherwise) & last 45-60 minutes (rain or shine). Late arrivals will not be admitted.
Note: Public shows start at 8:00pm starting on Wednesday, March 11 as we enter Daylight Savings Time!
Upcoming Planetarium Shows
|March 4th||7:00 PM||"Crash, Bang, Boom: Big Blasts and Cosmic Collisions"|
|March 11th||8:00 PM||"The Realm of Galaxies"|
During the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the UCLA Academic Calendar, shows are every Wednesday night. We also host summer shows on most Wednesday nights.
On clear nights visitors are invited to look through one of the department telescopes after the planetarium show. We view a variety of celestial objects, including planets, nebulae, and/or star clusters (depending on what objects are currently in the sky).
Questions? Comments? Email us at:
planet [at] astro.ucla.edu
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Website designed by Tuan Do and Emily Rice; maintained by Tom Esposito, Emily Martin, and Ryan Sanders. Some content adapted from the previous planetarium website by Seth Hornstein and Matthew Barczys.