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The William R. Luebke Planetarium is an instrumental learning environment within the Science Community Center. Students studying astronomy utilize the planetarium as a learning laboratory traveling from planet to planet within our solar system and beyond. Such a tool allows one to experience the universe in a way far superior to what images in a textbook can convey. Other classes, such as Earth Science, Geology, Physics, Life Sciences, and the Humanities also visit the planetarium to bring a context to their learning that goes far beyond the classroom.
The planetarium itself consists of a Zeiss Skymaster ZKP-4 LED/fiber-optic star projector coupled with the Zeiss Velvet Projection System. Together, these top-of-the-line projection instruments display unparalleled images of the night sky and full-dome planetarium films onto a 40-foot suspended dome ceiling for an audience of up to 100 people.
The Planetarium is available for reservation by groups. Please visit the GVM Tours page for more information and requirements.
|Ages||0 - 3||4 - 12||13 - 54||
Current YCCD Students/Staff
Tickets available for purchase in the GVM Nature Shop. Planetarium shows are not recommended for children under 4 years of age. Show times are on Saturdays at 11am & 1pm. Each show is limited to the first 100. Please plan accordingly as the doors to the Planetarium do not open once the program has begun. No food or drink is allowed inside the planetarium.
Ticket purchases available online through our Admissions/Nature Shop page.
|JUNE - JULY|
|Tuesday, June 20, 2017||12:30pm||Earthquake|
|Wednesday, June 21, 2017||12:30pm||From Earth to the Universe|
|Thursday, June 22, 2017||12:30pm||Ultimate Universe|
|Saturday, June 24, 2017||11:00am||Two Small Pieces of Glass (#)|
|Saturday, June 24, 2017||1:00pm||Earth, Moon & Sun|
|Tuesday, June 27, 2017||12:30pm||From Earth to the Universe|
|Wednesday, June 28, 2017||12:30pm||Ultimate Universe|
|Thursday, June 29, 2017||12:30pm||Back to the Moon|
|Saturday, July 01, 2017||11:00am||Two Small Pieces of Glass (#)|
|Saturday, July 01, 2017||1:00pm||Earth, Moon & Sun|
|Tuesday, July 04, 2017||12:30pm||Earth, Moon & Sun|
|Wednesday, July 05, 2017||12:30pm||Ultimate Universe|
|Thursday, July 06, 2017||12:30pm||Earthquake|
|* Friday, July 07, 2017||7:30pm||Back to the Moon|
|* Friday, July 07, 2017||8:30pm||Two Small Pieces of Glass (#)|
|Saturday, July 08, 2017||11:00am||Back to the Moon|
|Saturday, July 08, 2017||1:00pm||Two Small Pieces of Glass (#)|
|Tuesday, July 11, 2017||12:30pm||Ultimate Universe|
|Wednesday, July 12, 2017||12:30pm||Earthquake|
|Thursday, July 13, 2017||12:30pm||From Earth to the Universe|
|Saturday, July 15, 2017||11:00am||Back to the Moon|
|Saturday, July 15, 2017||1:00pm||Two Small Pieces of Glass (#)|
|Tuesday, July 18, 2017||12:30pm||Earthquake|
|Wednesday, July 19, 2017||12:30pm||From Earth to the Universe|
|Thursday, July 20, 2017||12:30pm||Earth, Moon & Sun|
|Saturday, July 22, 2017||11:00am||Back to the Moon|
|Saturday, July 22, 2017||1:00pm||Two Small Pieces of Glass (#)|
|aturday, July 29, 2017||11:00am||Back to the Moon|
|Saturday, July 29, 2017||1:00pm||Two Small Pieces of Glass (#)|
Great Valley Museum
Science Community Center
MJC West Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358
209 575-6466 fax
|Tuesday||9 to 4|
|Wednesday||9 to 4|
|Thursday||9 to 4|
|Friday||9 to 4|
|Saturday||9 to 4|
Parking on the MJC campus is $2 Monday - Friday. Please bring small bills. Parking is free after 5 pm on Fridays and all day on weekends. Please check our planetarium page for planetarium show times.