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. (A few shows last more than 30 minutes. In those cases, our planetarium shows run on a 45-minutes schedule.)
Tickets to the planetarium shows are FREE to guests beginning at 5:30pm on Astronomy Nights or through online reservations. 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.
Advance tickets can be reserved online, for $3 each (see site for details)
Fall 2019 Astronomy Night Schedule:
Sept 6, 2019 - Juno's Mission to Jupiter
NASA's mission to learn the secrets of the giant planet Jupiter!
Oct 4, 2019 - Incoming! (from California Academy of Sciences)
Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-hitting Stories of our Cosmic Origins
Nov 1, 2019 - Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, & Stars
(from Bishop Museum) Learn the 5000-year story of Polynesian voayging in the Pacific Ocean
Dec 6, 2019 - Tour the Universe w/ Pink Floyd
A musical odyssey through the cosmos to the songs of Dark Side of the Moon.