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The Sky Tonight


  • WHEN Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
  • WHERE Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego
    Map | Website
  • AGES 5+
  • COST $12.95 - $16.95

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. for a tour of the solar system narrated by the Fleet’s astronomer. Journey through the cosmos with us as we explore a new topic each month.

For optimal viewing, each show is limited to 250 attendees. Avoid sold-out shows by purchasing tickets in advance.

Free telescope viewing with the San Diego Astronomy Association available outside after the shows, weather permitting. This is a separate event held on the first Wednesday of each month.

Due to the darkness required in the theater and the sophisticated nature of the material presented, planetarium shows are not recommended for children 5 years and under.

January 2018: NASA’s Great Observatories
To the naked eye, the night sky is collection of stars and planets scattered across a deep black canvas, but the sky looks very different using telescopes to observe the universe on wavelengths our eyes can’t see. The Hubble Telescope and other space-borne observatories in NASA’s Great Observatories program were designed to show us the universe in gamma rays, X-rays, optical and infrared wavelengths. Join us this month to learn more about the Great Observatories and the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.

February 2018: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
When stars die, they leave behind white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. How can a star be made out of neutrons? Black holes are often thought to be cosmic vacuum cleaners, but do they really suck up everything around them? This month’s shows focuses on these exotic stellar remnants.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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