Public Programs

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For over 40 years the planetarium at Hartnell College has opened its doors to the public for regular evening shows. In continuing this tradition please check out either our Children's show or our Evening show. It has also hosted events celebrating Halley's Comet, the Voyager Missions, and the New Horizons Flyby of Pluto. To find out more about such special events please check out our special events page.

Some general rules when visiting the planetarium:

  1. Do not be late, this is a one man operation and I physically cannot start the show AND let people in at the same time.
  2. No food or drink. I can totally hear you opening that bag of chips and I will call you out on it.
  3. Cell phones on silent and in your pocket. The planetarium is very dim and looking at your phone lights up your face for everyone in the room to see, also cell phone photos do not tend to come out well in the low light environment.
  4. No light up shoes. While they may be adorable, they also light up the whole room. If you do accidently bring your young one in illuminated footwear, please simply take the shoes off for the duration of the show.

Children's Show

Families with young children,
our Children's Show is just the ticket for you!

Evening Show

For those too old to enjoy Big Bird,
come visit us for our Evening Show

Special Events

Interested in something else?
Try our Special Events