MCC Astronomy Nights include FREE planetarium shows, telescope viewing, information tables, hands-on activities, and more! Planetarium shows occur rain or shine, but telescope viewing of the night sky is only offered when the sky is clear.
Planetarium shows run from 6:00-10:00 PM, with shows starting every 30 minutes. Tickets to the planetarium shows are FREE to guests beginning at 5:30pm on Astronomy Nights or through online reservations (coming soon). Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket table at the planetarium entrance on Astronomy Nights beginning at 5:30 PM.
FALL EVENT CALENDAR:
Sep 7 - Ice Worlds: Newly added to our show catalog. This show describes the role of frozen water here on Earth and on other worlds in our Solar System.
Oct 5 - Stars of the Pharaohs: Come see this popular show presented with our updated projection system. This show will be presented on a 45-minute schedule: 6:00p, 6:45p, 7:30p, 8:15p, 9:00p, 9:45p.
Nov 2 - Juno at Jupiter: Come learn about NASA's newest mission to Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft has revealed many discoveries in its first two years orbiting the giant planet Jupiter.
Dec 7 - Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd: Updated for our new projection system! Rock out to the classic tunes of Pink Floyd and tour our amazing Universe!
NEW! Tickets to planetarium shows on Astronomy Nights can now be reserved through the "Reserve Tickets" link on the Mesa Community College Planetarium page.