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.

September 8, 2017 - “ The Fall Sky” With the return of cooler weather the familiar constellations of Winter reappear. Join us as we show you how to find these constellations in the evening sky, and take a humorous look at the myths behind them.

October 6, 2017 - “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.

November 3, 2017 - “ 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.

December 1, 2017 - “Black Holes” The immensity and power of black holes inspire wonder and curiosity. The mass of a large star has collapsed and compressed into an area so small that space and time have no meaning within its bounds. Our journey also visits super-massive black holes of unfathomable size at the central point of galaxies. This immersive show is from the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, and narrated by John de Lancie (“Q” of Star Trek fame).

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: Your children should be prepared for a dark theater. This show is 45 minutes long.

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