Special Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled Friday shows, the planetarium occasionally hosts special events. Previous events include the showing of a documentary, lectures by an astrodynamasist and a celestial navigator, and a poetry reading under the stars.

The planetarium is currently hosting two ongoing special events:

Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage


Summer Matinees



Carl Sagan's breakthrough 1980 documentary on everything that ever was may seem dated by today's standards of special effects, but Carl's narration and insights into the Cosmos and our place in it never age. Come join us for an evening of everything that is, or ever was, or ever will be.

*Attendance is FREE, with any donations going to Hartnell's Astronomy Club*

Show Time

Mondays at 6 PM

Dates and Episodes

7/24 - Episode XI: The Persistence of Memory

7/31 - Episode XII: Encyclopedia Galactica

8/7 - Episode XIII: Who Speaks for Earth?

Summer Matinees

For those of you who missed our earlier showings, we will be rerunning our entire catalog in a series of Summer Matinees.

Show Time

Tuesdays at 2 PM, doors open at 1:45 PM, show runs 40 - 50 mins


$4 Person
Tickets also available at the door.


Show Schedule

*Children's shows*
July 21st – Astronaut*
August 1st – Life: A Cosmic Story
August 8th – Two Small Pieces of Glass*