The Sun is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilizations. Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.
Topics: The Sun, Stars, Solar System
Schedule: Thursday and Friday 7:00 PM
Audience: Best for a general audience.
Admission to Planetarium Programs
Adults (ages 19-61) $10.00
Students (ages 3-18) $5.00
Seniors (62+) $5.00
No Programs Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Thursday and Friday: 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:15, AM 11:00 AM, Noon, 2:00 PM and 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 at the door with proper ID.
Mark Lancaster, Astronomer