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Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium

The Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium at Fernbank Science Center is a celestial theater in the round, utilizing the Zeiss Mark V planetarium projector in conjunction with the SPITZ SciDome 4K Laser projection system. These technologies collectively create a stunning immersive environment, which guide the audience through the wonders of the universe! 

Plan Your Visit

Adults (ages 19-61) $10.00
Students (ages 3-18) $5.00
Seniors (62+) $5.00

Summer Planetarium Schedule

Monday - Wednesday
10:15 AM, 11:00 AM, Noon, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Thursday and Friday
10:15 AM, 11:00 AM, Noon, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM

Saturday
10:15 AM, 11:00 AM, Noon, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

*Schedules are subject to change. Please confirm program times on our CALENDAR before your visit.

Please be aware that programs start promptly as scheduled. Please plan to arrive and be seated prior to the scheduled program time.  

Operational hours vary throughout the year. Please confirm hours and closure dates on our CALENDAR prior to your visit.

Tickets for regular planetarium programs must be purchased in-person. Tickets go on sale approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled program.  All major credit cards are accepted.

Free planetarium tickets are available for DCSD employees (with ID). Discounts for military personnel, ASTC Passport Members and college students are also available with proper ID.

Some of our planetarium programs are designed specifically for a younger audience (Ages 4 -12). All other programs are for general audiences. Please read the program descriptions and watch the video previews to determine the program that meets your specific interest.

Summer 2024 Planetarium Programs

One World One Sky
One World One Sky

Mon - Fri 10:15 AM

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Max Goes to the Moon
Max Goes to the Moon

Mon - Fri 11:00 AM
Saturday 10:15 AM

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Earth Moon and Sun
Earth Moon and Sun

Mon - Fri Noon

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Space Aliens
Space Aliens

Mon - Fri 2:00  PM

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Auroras: Lights of Wonder
Auroras

Mon - Fir 3:00 PM

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Two Small Pieces of Glass
Two Small Pieces of Glass

Thurs and Fri 4:00 PM
Saturday Noon

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Impact Earth
Impact Earth

Thurs and Fri 7:00 PM
Saturday 3:00 PM

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Asteroid Mission Extreme
Asteroid Mission Extreme

Thurs and Fri 8:00 PM
Saturday 2:00 PM

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Tilt
Tilt

Saturday 11:00 AM

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The Sky Tonight
The Sky Tonight

First Saturday of every month at 1:00 PM

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Planetarium Contact

Mark Lancaster, Astronomer
john_lancaster@dekalbschoolsga.org

Address

156 Heaton Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30307

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