Public programs are a cornerstone of the Planetarium's mission. Regular showings are offered evenings and weekends so anyone can come enjoy a rotating schedule of breathtaking full-dome experiences.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for Seniors, veterans, and children under 12, and OCC Students are admitted free with their student ID
For all public shows, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled show begins. There will be no late admittance.
The sky has been an object of fascination for as long as humans have walked the earth. The movements of the spheres are ingrained in every culture on earth and have created mythologies, superstitions, and legends many people still recognize. Today we turn our scientific tools toward the heavens to get a new perspective of the universe and our place in it. Take a journey through time, from the most ancient astrologers, to the future of manned exploration of the solar system and see how our view of the cosmos has grown and evolved.
Recommended ages: 10 and up
Saturdays @ 12:30
Earth, Moon, & Sun
Earth, Moon, & Sun is a fun and exciting full-dome exploration of a huge variety of heavenly phenomena. Lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun, and seasons are all explained with the help of a very confused and troublesome coyote, straight from Native American folklore. Through correcting Coyote's many misunderstandings, we can begin to unfold what's really going on in the sky.
Recommended ages 6-12
Saturdays @ 11:00 and 2:00
Sundays @ 11:00 and 2:00