Mesa Community College invites you to explore the amazing Universe in our state-of-the-art Planetarium! Our Astronomy Nights are the first Friday of the month. (during the Spring and Fall semesters only)
FREE Tickets are handed out at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. We are no longer accepting reservations for Astronomy Nights. Shows are every half hour starting at 6:00 P.M., the last show is at 9:30 P.M.. Wait times do not normally exceed a half an hour.
During Astronomy Nights, we also offer telescope viewing of the Moon, planets, and other celestial sights. Unlike the planetarium shows, telescope viewing will only occur if the skies are clear.
Groups of 25 or more are encouraged to contact Dr. Kevin Healy to schedule a visit to the Planetarium outside of Astronomy Nights.
Astronomy Nights are held at the Physical Science Building (PS 15) just east of Dobson Road, two traffic lights south of Southern Avenue. Please see the map for our location on MCC's Southern & Dobson campus.
The Planetarium is located on the south side of the Physical Science Building and is labeled with 'PLANETARIUM' in big black letters which are visible from Dobson Road and the MCC driveway off Dobson Road.