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Planetarium Shows Lectures

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planetarium shows& lectures  


Tickets for planetarium shows and lectures may be purchased at the door on the evening of the show, or in advance at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; limited hours). Shows (except selected guest lectures) are held in the John Drescher Planetarium, located on SMC’s Main Campus in Drescher Hall Room 223. Admission to a single show or lecture is $6 ($5 seniors age 60+ and children age 12 and under). You can enjoy both the Night Sky Show and that evening’s scheduled Feature Show or Guest Lecture for the double-bill price of $11 ($9 seniors and children). For information, visit our website (​) or call (310) 434-3005. All shows subject to change or cancellation without notice.


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The Night Sky Show  

Our Digistar II planetarium projector recreates the celestial wonders of the ever-changing night sky—as you would see it far from city lights—in a 50-minute show updated weekly with the latest news in space exploration and astronomy. Bring the whole family to “tour” the constellations and ask questions about anything related to astronomy. The Night Sky Show costs $6 ($5 seniors age 60+ and children age 12 and under) and is presented on the following dates:

  Show is Cancelled

Fri, February 5 

7pm | Planetarium​​


Feature Shows & Guest Lectures 


Planetarium Feature Shows and Guest Lectures are presented at 8 p.m. on Fridays when the Night Sky Show is scheduled. For further information, please call (310) 434-4767. Admission is $6 ($5 seniors age 60+ and children age 12 and under).




Rosetta and Comet 67P


The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission has been a triumph—with the very first orbit and landing on a comet, plus extended observation of the comet’s pass through the inner solar system—and recent brief revivals after hibernation of the tiny Philae lander on the comet surface have raised new hopes for further surface science. Come review this mission in images and find out what we’ve learned about these icy emissaries from the outermost reaches of our solar system.

Show is Cancelled

Fri, February 5