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Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium

The planetarium at Fernbank Science Center is a celestial theater in the round, utilizing the complex Zeiss Mark V planetarium projector in conjunction with SPITZ SciDome 4K Laser projection system. These technologies collectively create a stunning immersive environment, which guide the audience through the wonders of the universe. The 70-ft diameter planetarium, one of the largest in the United States, is dedicated to teaching and public enrichment.

Adults (ages 19-61) $7.00
Students (ages 3-18) $5.00 
Seniors (62+) $5.00
During the summer (June and July) we ask that groups larger than 50 contact our scheduler at 678-874-7113. If your group is smaller than 50, then you do not need to contact the scheduler. Group discounts do not apply during the summer months.

Monday - Friday: 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00
Thursday & Friday: 7:00, 8:00
Saturday: 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, 3:00
Please refer to our calendar for program descriptions, program dates and for dates when the center is closed.

Current Planetarium Programs

Solar Quest


Totality is a fascinating look at the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses.  We also look back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse.
Perfect Little Planet


The Aurora is one of the greatest wonders a human can experience in nature. Experience the actual aurora with the world’s first 4K, real-time, full dome video.
One World, One Sky


This immersive, animated musical is aimed at young audiences, but everyone has fun and learns along the way. Experience the transformation of matter, explore the water cycle and discover that everything is made of atoms and molecules in this action packed adventure.
The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Presented live by a Fernbank astronomer, this is a guided tour through the constellations, planets, and events of the current evening sky.

Earth's Wild Ride

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth's water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava. 

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe.