Interior View of the Hartnell Planetarium

Welcome to the J. Frederic Ching Planetarium webpage! We are currently restructuring and so many of the pages are still under construction.


If you are a member of the PUBLIC, please check out our Public Programs page to find out about showtimes and ticketing.

If you are a TEACHER looking to set up a field trip, check out our School Programs page. You can learn more about our offered programs and request a showing there.

If you are a STUDENT you should come check out our Student Programs page where we post about activities on and off campus for students.


We were just featured in The Salinas Californian!


Who to contact

Planetarium Coordinator
Phone: (831)-755-6913
N - Merrill Hall
Office: Planetarium
Building: Hartnell College Merrill Hall

Upcoming Events