Space Sciences & Planetarium

Ongoing

The Gladwin Planetarium is the only planetarium on the Central Coast that features live multimedia shows. You can tour the constellations of the night sky, fly through the Milky Way galaxy, and explore the surface of the moon.

Planetarium Shows | September 3–November 1

WEEKDAYS

Mondays 3:00 PM - What's up
Get a close-up view of the sun through our state-of-the-art telescopes in Palmer Observatory, then discuss the current night sky during a live interactive presentation in Gladwin Planetarium.
Run Time: 40 minutes

Tuesdays 3:00 PM - Universe Users’ Guide: Are We There Yet? The Vastness of Space
The universe is BIG! Interstellar travel is fascinating and complicated, mainly because the distances between objects in space are mind-bendingly large. Join us as we help you imagine the vast distances out there, and the time it would take us to reach distant stars, planets, and more.

Wednesdays 3:00 PM - Kids’ Space Adventure
You drive the show with your questions! Yearning to learn about space? Tap the expertise of our astronomy presenters and drive the show with your questions during this live interactive presentation.
Run Time: 30 minutes

Thursdays 3:00 PM - Universe Users’ Guide: Are We There Yet? The Vastness of Space
The universe is BIG! Interstellar travel is fascinating and complicated, mainly because the distances between objects in space are mind-bendingly large. Join us as we help you imagine the vast distances out there, and the time it would take us to reach distant stars, planets, and more.

Fridays 3:00 PM - Kids’ Space Adventure
You drive the show with your questions! Yearning to learn about space? Tap the expertise of our astronomy presenters and drive the show with your questions during this live interactive presentation.
Run Time: 30 minutes

WEEKENDS

11:00 AM - Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
Learn about comets, planets, constellations, and more in this live presentation designed for families with very young children.
Run Time: 15 minutes

Noon - Kids' Space Adventure
You drive the show with your questions! Yearning to learn about space? Tap the expertise of our astronomy presenters and drive the show with your questions during this live interactive presentation.
Run Time: 30 minutes

1:00 PM – Wildest Weather in the Solar System
Join us on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you will be glad you live on Earth!
Run Time: 40 minutes

2:00 PM - What’s Up
Get a close-up view of the sun through our state-of-the-art telescopes in Palmer Observatory, then discuss the current night sky during a live interactive presentation in Gladwin Planetarium.
Run Time: 40 minutes

3:00 PM - Universe Users’ Guide: Are We There Yet? The Vastness of Space
The universe is BIG! Interstellar travel is fascinating and complicated, mainly because the distances between objects in space are mind-bendingly large. Join us as we help you imagine the vast distances out there, and the time it would take us to reach distant stars, planets, and more.

Upcoming Star Parties

Free admission for Star Parties
From dusk to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 12
Saturday, November 9
Saturday, December 14

Information: Call Javier Rivera, Astronomy Programs Manager, at 805-682-4711 ext. 173 or jrivera@sbnature2.org.