Mesa Community College invites you to explore the amazing Universe in our state-of-the-art Planetarium! Our Astronomy Nights are the first Friday of the month.
The next Astronomy Night is June 7th.
Our show for June's Astronomy Night is "Stars of the Pharaohs". This 25-minute show describes the intimate connection between the society and religion of ancient Egypt and the night sky.
Shows will approximately every 45 minutes, beginning at 6:00 PM. The last show will start at approximately 9:00 PM and end at 9:45 PM.
Upcoming Astronomy Nights:
July 5, 2013: Secrets of the Sun
August 2, 2013: no Astronomy Night this month (staff vacation)
September 6, 2013: to be determined
FREE Tickets are handed out at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
During Astronomy Nights, we also offer telescope viewing of the Moon, planets, and other celestial sights. Unlike the planetarium shows, telescope viewing will only occur if the skies are clear.
Groups of 25 or more are encouraged to contact Dr. Kevin Healy to schedule a visit to the Planetarium outside of Astronomy Nights. No group shows will be scheduled during the months of June, July, and August while the planetarium staff work on developing new shows!
Astronomy Nights are held at the Physical Science Building (PS 15) just east of Dobson Road, two traffic lights south of Southern Avenue. Please see the map for our location on MCC's Southern & Dobson campus.
The Planetarium is located on the south side of the Physical Science Building and is labeled with "PLANETARIUM" in big black letters which are visible from Dobson Road and the MCC driveway off Dobson Road.
Free parking is available in the lots south of the Physical Science Building. Please avoid parking in the spaces marked "EMPLOYEES" until after 6:00 PM.