Space Sciences & Planetarium

Ongoing

The Gladwin Planetarium is the only planetarium on the Central Coast that features live, multimedia shows. You can tour the constellations of the night sky, fly through the Milky Way galaxy, and explore the surface of the Moon. 

September 1-November 2, 2018

Incoming!
Showtimes: Thursdays at 3:00 PM, weekends at 1:00 PM
Discover how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Narrated by George Takei. Produced by the California Academy of Sciences and distributed by Evans & Sutherland.
Run Time: 25 minutes
Age appropriateness: General audiences. Recommended for children 5 & up.

Kids' Space Adventure
Showtimes: Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00 PM, weekends at noon
Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kids' Space Adventure is an interactive live presentation where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!
Run Time: 30 minutes
Age appropriateness: Families with children. Recommended for children 5 & up.

Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
Showtimes: weekends at 11:00 AM
This live presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back, again and again, to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!
Run Time: 15 minutes
Age appropriateness: Families with young children.

Universe: User's Guide
Showtimes: Tuesdays and weekends at 3:00 PM
Should Pluto be a planet?
A tour of the planets in our Solar System in order to discuss what makes an object a planet and how Pluto is similar and different from other objects in our cosmic neighborhood.
Run Time: 40 minutes
Age appropriateness: General audiences. Recommended for children 10 & up.

What's Up
Showtimes: Mondays at 3:00 PM, weekends at 2:00 PM
Take a guided tour of our observatory and look through our state-of-the-art telescopes. Then join us for an exciting, virtual journey through our Solar System in the Gladwin Planetarium. During this live presentation, we will be discussing recent astronomical news and discoveries!
Run Time: 40 minutes
Age Appropriateness: General audiences. Recommended for children 10 & up.

Weekday Showtimes
Mondays at 3:00 PM: What's Up 
Tuesdays at 3:00 PM: Universe: User's Guide
Wednesdays at 3:00 PM: Kids' Space Adventure
Thursdays at 3:00 PM: Incoming!
Fridays at 3:00 PM: Kids' Space Adventure

Weekend Showtimes
11:00 AM Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
12:00 PM Kids' Space Adventure
1:00 PM Incoming!
2:00 PM What's Up
3:00 PM Universe: User’s Guide

Information: Call Javier Rivera, Astronomy Programs Manager, at 805-682-4711 ext. 173 or jrivera@sbnature2.org.