Enjoy the Night Sky
Discover the wonders of the universe this Spring at Planetarium Nights

Article Amy C. Fredericks

The Lobster Nebula.

Travel through the Solar System and deep into the universe. Learn about the constellations, planets and, various astronomical objects and events. Our planetarium creates an immersive experience within our 35-foot diameter hemispherical dome driven by the state of the art Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 system.

For one night each month, the planetarium’s doors will open for the public to see the night sky unfettered by the bright lights of the city. Prior to the constellation show, an LBCC professor will give a short lecture about a popular or topical astronomical subject, allowing time for attendees to ask questions.

Upcoming presentations

Date Event Presenter
Friday, Feb. 23 The Exploration Mars Amy Fredericks
Friday, Mar. 23 Tides: They Aren’t Just for the Ocean Anymore Douglas McElroy
Friday, Apr. 27 The Neutron Star-Neutron Star Merger Ryan Carroll

Planetarium Nights are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Shows are 1 hour long and begin at 7:00 pm. Please arrive early as seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Doors will open promptly at 6:30 pm. once the planetarium reaches capacity, there will be no more admittance. FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT AMY FREDERICKS.

The planetarium is located at the Liberal Arts Campus, in Building D, Room 326. Metered parking and day permits are available near Building D.

If you would like to learn more about Astronomy and the Physical Sciences program, please visit the Physical Sciences Dept.