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Hartnell College Planetarium Public Programs

Friday Public Star Shows for Fall 2014

Start your weekend out by taking in a star show at Hartnell College's J. Frederic Ching Planetarium.
Enjoy exciting full dome immersive imagery and the relaxing sight of a starry night sky as produced by
the Konica Minolta Mediaglobe. Our programs will inform and entertain curious minds.
Doors open 15 minutes before show time. Be sure to arrive early for the best seats. NO LATE SEATING

Friday Kids Shows at 5:30 serve up family friendly programming geared for PreK through third grade.
Admission for Friday Kids Shows is $5 for all seats. Children 3 and under are admitted free.

Our Friday Evening Programs at 7pm are geared more for general audiences.
The cost for Friday Evening Shows is $6 for General Admission, $4 for Students, Seniors, and Military

Please call the Planetarium Hotline at 770-6161
to make reservations and for further information.
Pay at the door with cash or check only.


September 5, 12, 19 and 26

Kids Show (5:30pm) - "Wilbear's Adventure"

Friday Evening Program (7:00pm) - "Black Holes"


October 3, 10, 17 & 24

Kids Show (5:30pm) - "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure"

Friday Evening Program (7:00pm) - "Dark"


November 7, 12 & 21

Kids Show (5:30pm) - "Legends of the Night Sky: Orion"

Friday Evening Program (7:00pm) - "IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System"


December 5, 12 & 19

Kids Show (5:30pm) - "George and Oatmeal Save Santa"

Friday Evening Program (7:00pm) - "Season of Light"


School Shows

Teachers, expand your students’ learning experience with
a field trip to our planetarium. Our star theater has
comfortable seating for 45 people, with an absolute maximum
capacity of 60, including chaperones. You must arrange
additional showings to accommodate groups larger than 60.

We offer age appropriate programming for all grade levels,
from pre-schoolers on up. A sky tour by a live presenter
supplements information in entertaining and informative
prerecorded shows. Custom presentations and additional
activities can be added with prior arrangement. See our
web site for a list of programming options.

School Programs are available at 9:45am, 11am and 12:30pm
on most Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from
January 22nd through May 29th.

Check for available dates and times online at:
Other slots may be made available by special request.
Show reservations may be made by calling 831 755-6913.

Cost for our school program is as follows:
$120 for 60 minutes (Pre-school and Kintergarten)
$135 for 90 minutes (Grades 1 – 3)
$135 for 90 minutes (Grades 4 and up)

Rent the Stars
The planetarium is available one Saturday each month for
party rentals. Our basic 2 hour party package includes
an hour-long planetarium program and the additional use of
a reception room for food and refreshments, all for $225.

Children’s parties are limited to no more than 25 guests,
and there must be active adult supervision at the rate of
one assigned adult for every 5 children.

Take advantage of this unique venue for your next party, meeting,
or special event.

Available Saturday dates for
fall are 9/13, 10/11, 11/8 and 12/13.

Longer rentals, custom presentations and other dates may be possible
for an additional charge. Please call to make arrangements
as far in advance as possible.

Contact Planetarium Educator Andy Kreyche at 831 755-6913 for more details.