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Modesto Junior College

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.

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
*Friday March 1, 2019 7:30 PM Two Small Pieces of Glass
Friday March 1, 2019 8:30 PM From Earth to the Universe
Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00 PM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday March 2, 2019 1:10 PM Perfect Little Planet
Saturday March 16, 2019 11:00 AM Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00 PM From Earth to the Universe
Saturday March 23, 2019 11:00 AM Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00 PM From Earth to the Universe

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:00 AM Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00 PM From Earth to the Universe
*Friday April 5, 2019 7:30 PM Earth Moon and Sun
*Friday April 5, 2019 8:30 PM Habitat Earth
Saturday April 6, 2019 11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday April 6, 2019 1:00 PM Habitat Earth
Saturday April 13, 2019 11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday April 13, 2019 1:00 PM Habitat Earth
Saturday April 20, 2019 11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday April 20, 2019 1:00 PM Habitat Earth
Saturday April 27, 2019 11:00 AM Earth Moon and Sun
Saturday April 27, 2019 1:00 PM Habitat Earth
* Science Night
# Generously provided by The British Fulldome Institute.
 
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Great Valley Museum

Connect With Us

Great Valley Museum
Science Community Center
MJC West Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358
209 575-6196
209 575-6466 fax
gvm@mjc.edu

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Museum Hours

Sunday closed
Monday closed
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.

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