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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center

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

Thursday: 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

*Schedule subject to change.  Please confirm show times on our calendar before your visit.

Black History Tribute

Planetarium lessons are given for schools throughout the school year.

School Planetarium Lessons

Current Planetarium Programs

Asteroid: Mission Extreme

Asteroid: Mission Extreme

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on a journey 65 million years in the making to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity for those of us on planet Earth. 
Black Holes

Black Holes

Black Holes takes you on a fully immersive journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. 


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.
Black Hisotry

Head to the Sky

Stories of African American pioneers in the space program that made it possible for current and future scientists, engineers and astronauts to reach for the stars. 

Planetarium and Observatory Contacts

April Whitt- Astronomer

Mark Lancaster - Astronomer

Scott Harris - Planetary Geologist, Meterorites