David M. Brown Planetarium
More than Forty Years of Service to Arlington Students and the Greater Community
The planetarium will be closed for the entire Memorial Day Weekend. Public programs resume Friday, May 31 at 7:30 PM
APS Planetarium hosts Inaugural Star Party
The David M. Brown Planetarium hosted a NASA Inaugural Weekend gala event on Saturday, January 19th. The event included NASA astronauts and other experts that were on hand to discuss current NASA missions and the future of science exploration. Five full-dome programs were shown during the event followed by a short presentation by Planetarium Director Jonathan Harmon. Telescopes were also on hand for celestial viewing in the plaza surrounding the planetarium.
Public show times are Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 PM and Sundays 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM.
Stars Tonight: The first Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. Doors open 15 minutes prior to all show times.
Please note: On the following weekends, the Friends of Arlington's Planetarium (FOP) will provide programming that will vary from our regularly scheduled shows. This may include full dome programs and fascinating lectures from the field of Astronomy and other scientific fields.
May 17-19: Astronomy
June 14-16: TBA
All FOP programs will be held at the regularly scheduled weekend showtimes.
For information about these special programs, see the FOP website
In the event of bad weather, call the Arlington Schools Inclement Weather Hotline at 1-866-322-4APS(4277). When school activities are canceled, the Planetarium will also be closed.
For more information, please use the links at the left.