Planetarium

Experience Space Like Never Before

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.

Tickets

Ages 0 - 3 4 - 12 13 - 54 55(seniors) Current YCCD Students/Staff
Cost Not Recommended $4 $6 $5 $5

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.

Scroll down for show schedule.  Ticket purchases available online through our Admissions/Nature Shop page.

Our Shows

Earth Moon and Sun (Elementary +)
Perfect Little Planet (Elementary +)
Two Small Pieces of Glass (Elementary +)
Solar Quest (Elementary +)
Sun Struck (Elementary +)
From Earth to the Universe (Jr. High +)
Ultimate Universe (Jr. High +)
Earthquake (Jr. High +)
Habitat Earth (Jr. High +)

 

Date Time Show
Saturday November 23, 2019 11:00 AM Perfect Little Planet
Saturday November 23, 2019 1:00 PM  Habitat Earth
*Friday December 6, 2019 7:30 PM Earth Moon and Sun
*Friday December 6, 2019 8:30 PM Ultimate Universe
Saturday December 7, 2019 11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday December 7, 2019 1:00 PM Ultimate Universe
Saturday December 14, 2019 11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday December 14, 2019 1:00 PM Ultimate Universe
Saturday December 21, 2019 11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday December 21, 2019 1:00 PM Ultimate Universe
*Friday January 3, 2020 7:30 PM Two Small Pieces of Glass
*Friday January 3, 2020 8:30 PM From Earth to the Universe
Saturday January 4, 2020 11:00 AM Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday January 4, 2020 1:00 PM From Earth to the Universe
Saturday January 11, 2020 11:00 AM Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday January 11, 2020 1:00 PM From Earth to the Universe
Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00 AM Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00 PM From Earth to the Universe
Saturday January 25, 2020 11:00 AM Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday January 25, 2020 1:00 PM From Earth to the Universe
Saturday February 1, 2020 11:00 AM Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday February 1, 2020 1:00 PM From Earth to the Universe
*Friday February 7, 2020 7:30 PM Perfect Little Planet
*Friday February 7, 2020 8:30 PM Habitat Earth
Saturday February 8, 2020 11:00 AM Perfect Little Planet
Saturday February 8, 2020 1:00 PM Habitat Earth
Saturday February 15, 2020 11:00 AM Perfect Little Planet
Saturday February 15, 2020 1:00 PM Habitat Earth
Saturday February 22, 2020 11:00 AM Perfect Little Planet
Saturday February 22, 2020 1:00 PM Habitat Earth
Saturday February 29, 2020 11:00 AM Perfect Little Planet
Saturday February 29, 2020 1:00 PM Habitat Earth
*Friday March 6, 2020 7:30 PM Earth Moon and Sun
*Friday March 6, 2020 8:30 PM Ultimate Universe
Saturday March 7, 2020 11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday March 7, 2020 1:00 PM Ultimate Universe
Saturday March 14, 2020 11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday March 14, 2020 1:00 PM Ultimate Universe
Saturday March 21, 2020
11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday March 21, 2020 1:00 PM Ultimate Universe
Saturday March 28, 2020
11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday March 28, 2020 1:00 PM Ultimate Universe
* Science Nigh
# Generously provided by The British Fulldome Institute.
 
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