San Diego County Planetarium and Observatory Events

Planetarium and Observatory Events in San Deigo County

1. Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater, Balboa Park, San Diego

Note: Unless otherwise noted, shows are at 7:00pm. The Sky Tonight shows run at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. There is NO LATE SEATING. Programs may change without notice.

This exciting, multi-disciplinary weekly series views the universe through a variety of perspectives - from the scientific and technological, to the philosophical and artistic - all under the giant Space Theater dome. Through Eyes on the Universe, armchair astronomers hear and interact with some of the great thinkers and researchers of our time, who often present topics on the cutting edge of human thought.

On the first Wednesday of each month we present the enormously popular live planetarium shows entitled The Sky Tonight, aimed toward backyard astronomers who want to find their way among the stars and planets of the night sky. These are followed by free telescope viewing with the San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA), and astronomical computer demonstrations by the Mount Laguna Observatory Associates (MLOA).

2. Palomar College Planetarium, 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos

Public Lecture Series shows start at 7:00 pm (NO LATE SEATING), with reserved seating (recommended) starting at 6:30. Call (619)744-1150 for reservations. The current program is listed on their News This Week page, accessed from the Palomar College Home Page.

3. Southwestern College Planetarium, Chula Vista

Programs are generally part of classes at SW College. There is no regularly-scheduled public program.

4. Mount Laguna Observatory public viewing

Last Updated February 19, 1997
Created by Bill Baity ( with gratefully acknowledged support from the planetarium directors.

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