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.
February 9, 2018 - “ The Spring Sky” As milder weather returns the familiar constellations of Spring 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 - “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.
April 20, 2018 - "Astronaut" What does it take to become an astronaut? What kind of hazards do astronauts face in space? Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject “Chad”, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him in this immersive show from the National Space Center in England. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.
May 18, 2018 - “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