Current Planetarium Show Dates:
Open to the public! Multimedia presentations on a variety of astronomical topics. Please arrive early, as shows start promptly at 8 pm, and there is no late seating. Tickets are sold at the door on the night of the show, starting at 7:30 pm (there are no advance ticket sales). Afterwards, join us in the Observatory for viewing through the Celestron 16" telescope (weather permitting). Each show is an hour long. No previous knowledge is required!
Admission: $6.00 for adults; $5.00 for Senior Citizens & LAVC students with paid ASO activity cards; $4.00 for children ages 8-12. (Sorry, we cannot admit children under the age of 8); free for LAVC Astronomy Group members with a valid membership card.
21 February 2014 - “ET - The Real Search” - We see aliens all the time on TV and the movies. But what would they really be like? Where might we find alien life? Join us as we hunt for extraterrestrial life and speculate what form it may take.
21 March 2014 - “Heart of the Milky Way” - We and our solar system lie within a large collection of stars--the Milky Way Galaxy. It’s difficult to view the center of the galaxy with optical instruments, but we’ve managed to glimpse what lies at the center using airborne telescopes. Joins us as we take a trip aboard a flying observatory, peering into the heart of the Milky Way.
2014 - “ Oasis In Space” - Liquid water is a critical requirement
for life, so our search for extraterrestrials must begin by looking for
water. Join us as we tour our solar system in a search for water in
our local neighborhood in this show from E & S Spitz, Incorporated. May 16, 2014 - “ Summer Sky
Preview” - Some of the most interesting constellations in the sky
appear during the Summer. Join us as for a guided tour of these
constellations in the evening sky, as well as a humorous look at the myths
May 16, 2014 - “ Summer Sky Preview” - Some of the most interesting constellations in the sky appear during the Summer. Join us as for a guided tour of these constellations in the evening sky, as well as a humorous look at the myths behind them.
Use of cell phones, recorders, cameras, computers, or other electronic devices is not permitted during shows. The LAVC Astronomy Group reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person for conduct deemed to be disorderly or intrusive upon the enjoyment of other guests.
Shows are subject to change; call ahead to check on the current show topic: (818) 947-2335