*The planetarium is going through renovations during the month of January - the February 2nd event will be a grand re-opening, featuring the NEW SHOW titled Ice Worlds. This show explores the role that frozen water plays throughout the Solar System and here on Earth.
March 2nd: Show = Two Small Pieces of Glass: Come see the history of the telescope presented on our newly renovated projection system.
April 6th: Show = Show TBD: We will be developing a new show for April to demonstrate the capabilities of the new software.
May 4th: Show = NEW SHOW titled Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd: Our most popular show will be reimagined with advanced visuals now possible with Digistar 6.
Mesa Community College invites the public 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. (Feb-May & Sept-Dec). Planetarium shows run from 6:00-10:00 PM, typically every 30 minutes. Tickets are FREE and available on a first come, first served basis.
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. The line starts 10 minutes before show time.