Hartnell College Planetarium
Four Saturdays: February 15 and 22, March 1 and 8, 2014
A class for curious students who want to explore the past, present and future
of science. The classes will be headquartered at the Cesar Chavez Library,
but will include trips within and beyond Salinas. Hands on science and field
experiences will expose students to the dynamic nature of scientific discovery!
Support for this free class provided by Hartnell College Science and Math Institute,
Edelman Financial Services and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, College of San Mateo and Hartnell College.
Apply online here: "Look to the Stars Application"
opportunity to see and appreciate the stars under beautiful dark skies.
Due to staffing changes at the Pinnacles, this program is currently on hold.
We hope to offer these programs again soon. In the meantime, check out the.
Salinas Observatory, conveniently located on the Salinas High School campus.
Rent the Stars
Make your own special event!
The planetarium is available on a limited basis
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. Longer rentals and custom presentations
are possible for an additional charge. Available
times are limited. Please call to make
arrangements as far in advance as possible.
Contact Planetarium Educator
Andy Kreyche at 831 755-6913 for more details.
Interested in looking through a large telescope?
Returning in the Spring, you can attend a public
night at the nearby Fremont Peak Observatory.
They are open most Saturday evenings.
Be sure to get the details at
making the trek.
Planetarium renovation made possible by NASA-CIPA,
Konica Minolta, and Hartnell College Measure H.