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Friday Sept. 30th Undiscovered Worlds
Friday Oct. 7th Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe
Friday Oct. 14th From the Earth to the Universe NEW!
Friday Oct. 21st Moons: Worlds of Mystery
Friday Oct. 28th Undiscovered Worlds
Friday Nov. 4th Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe
Friday Nov. 11th CLOSED
Friday Nov. 18th From the Earth to the Universe NEW!
Friday Nov. 25th CLOSED
Click on the show title to see the details of the show and to see a short trailer.
 
The Palomar College Planetarium is open to the public on Friday evenings.  After the show guests are invited to join us on the planetarium patio for free viewing through our telescopes (weather permitting).
 
Schedule of Events:
6:15 pm

Lobby opens - box office opens - gift shop opens 

6:30 pm Doors to the theater open - seating begins.
7:00 - 8:00 pm "The Sky Tonight" (see below)
8:15 - 9:00 pm Fulldome Presentation (see schedule to the right)
6:15 - 9:30 pm

TELESCOPE VIEWING ON PATIO (weather permitting)

 

Important Notes!

* Each show is sold separately.  You may purchase tickets for one or 

    both shows. 

* The shows start on schedule - late seating is not allowed! 

* Seating is not assigned and is open to first come, first served. 
    Arrive early to get the seats you want.

Seating is limited to 142 visitors.

* No food or drinks are allowed in the planetarium theater.

* Due to the darkened environment and safety concerns,

    children under the age of 5 years old are not allowed in the

    planetarium shows.

* All planetarium shows are indoors and are unaffected by bad

    weather.  The shows go on rain or shine!

* All ticket sales are final.  No refunds are given for late arrivals or 

    no-shows.

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Planetarium Promotional Video
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"The Sky Tonight"     

This live narrated show uses the Digistar 5 to highlight the prominent celestial objects that are visible from San Diego skies.  The Moon, planets, and many of the constellation patterns and their mythology will be discussed as the audience is taken on a tour of the current night sky.  Other timely celestial events and astronomical news items will be included and discussed as they occur throughout the year.  This show is appropriate for all ages 5 & up.

Fulldome Feature  
The unique nature of our fulldome digital theater allows us to present feature shows that will use the entire dome creating an immersive experience.  Audiences will be taken on astronomical journeys that will make them feel like they are part of the show.  Presentations will vary - details of the current show are described at the top of this page.  Shows are appropriate for all ages 5 & up.
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TICKET PRICES
(each show is sold separately)
The Sky Tonight   
General Admission (ages 13 and older)    $6.00 

Palomar College staff/students (with valid I.D.)

  $4.00 
Children (ages 5 - 12) 
Children under 5 are not allowed
  $4.00 
Senior (55 and older)    $4.00 
Military (with valid I.D.)    $4.00 
     
Fulldome Show (see above)    
General Admission (ages 13 and older)    $6.00 

Palomar College staff/students (with valid I.D.)

  $4.00 
Children (ages 5 -12) 
Children under 5 are not allowed
  $4.00 
Senior (55 and older)    $4.00 
Military (with valid I.D.)    $4.00 
We accept cash, check, debit,
and all major credit cards.
Tickets are sold in advance online.  Remaining tickets are sold at the box office on the night of the show.
(tickets can be purchased for future shows too)
 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
 
   
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