Join us on a journey to the stars and beyond
At Peterson Planetarium, audiences of all ages can learn about the solar system, gaze at stars and even participate in STEM activities. Our programming serves a variety of community and University audiences.
The planetarium offers educational outreach and serves as a teaching facility for various university courses, as well as local school districts and the community. The theatre seats 38 under a 24-foot projection screen dome. A Spitz 512 star projector was installed in 1996 and the entire facility was renovated in 2014, including the addition of hemispherical mirror projection to provide full dome audio video programming and a supplemental digital projector allowing digital media interaction.
ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE
Be part of this rare celestial event from the comfort of your own screen. Witness the moon pass directly in front of the sun, creating a spectacular "ring of fire" effect.
This event has now passed, however you can watch the entire live stream on hornet365.com/hornetcams
SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT!
We take special requests such as K-12 classes or after-school programs, university or community groups, birthdays, pre-game, and campus tours. All shows and programs are free and open to the public. A $25 group donation is suggested.
See our selection of full dome videos that we offer along with a current night sky tour of constellations and more.
The Peterson Planetarium hosts Star Parties to look at visible planets and the moon. Dates and locations are determined by the moon phase and clouds in the sky.
Peterson Planetarium Shows
The Planetarium has several shows open to the public from Astronomy to Earth and Physical Science. Check them out by selecting the links below!
Discover the astronomy programs available to the public.
Explore programs that focus on mathematics.
Explore programs focusing on life science.
Explore our Earth science programming.
Explore our physical science programming.
Space + Engineering Technology
Discover our space + engineering technology programs.
About the Planetarium
Learn more about the planetarium, our history, and more.