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We feature a variety of shows open to the public once a month.
Our current schedule of programs can be found HERE.

All programs will begin with a live tour of the night sky given by our astronomer, Christopher Fenwick. The featured presentation will follow.

Public shows are $10 per person.

Tickets from Mars


Shuttle and Hubble

All programs start promptly at the times indicated. Late entry will not be allowed into the dome, so make sure to arrive early, and plan for unexpected delays in travel and parking.

The LONGO PLANETARIUM at CCM is located in Cohen Hall (CH 207), near the center of campus.

The public programs featured at the Longo Planetarium at CCM:

Our Perilous UniverseOUR PERILOUS UNIVERSE”: Space is filled with the greatest of dangers! From massive solar flares to black holes, the perils are mighty. We’ll explore some of the greatest hazards the universe has to offer. (for ages 8 & up)

March 22 – 7:00 pm
April 12 – 7:00 pm






Shapes in the SkySHAPES IN THE SKY”: Our classic storytelling show for our youngest viewers has been updated with new adventures told by ancient cultures about the glittering dots they saw in the sky. They inspired wondrous tales and myths, and we’ll relive these amazing stories. (for ages 4 & up)


THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT –> [March 23 – 3:00 pm]
April 13 – 3:00 pm
April 27 – 3:00 pm




Tour of the PlanetsTOUR OF THE PLANETS”: Our little corner of the  galaxy has a host of planets that are all remarkable in their own way. We will zip through the Solar System and take a closer look at these planets and other amazing sights to see. (for ages 7 & up)


THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT –>  [March 23 – 5:00 pm]
April 13 – 5:00 pm
April 27 – 5:00 pm





Space WeatherSTORMY SPACE”: We know that we get wild weather here on Earth – but beyond Earth the weather REALLY gets wild! We’ll look at the solar winds, giant hurricanes on other planets, wild colorful clouds of gas and dust from deep space, and more! (for ages 8 & up)


April 26 – 7:00 pm






Astronomagic for MugglesASTRONOMAGIC FOR MUGGLES”: The Harry Potter universe is loaded with references to the night sky. Sirius, Draco, even Hermione, are named for amazing objects scattered throughout the galaxy and beyond. Aspiring wizards should come to this program about all things astronomical over Hogwarts. WANDS WELCOME!

March 29 – 7:00 pm
March 30 – 3:00 pm
March 30 – 5:00 pm