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.
19 September 2014 - "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.
17 October 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.
7 November 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.
5 December 2014 - “Point of No Return - Quasars and Supermassive Black Holes” - Some galaxies are so far away that all we can see of them are their bright cores--the rest of the galaxy may be too faint for us to observe visually. These are the Quasars: distant galaxies powered by a supermassive black hole at their core. Join us for a look at these enigmas of deep space in this show from the Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska.
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