Planetarium

David M. Brown Planetarium

David M. Brown Planetarium

1426 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207
703-228-6070

Nearly Fifty Years of Service to Arlington Students and the Greater Community.

Y E S !    W  E    A  R  E    S  T  I  L  L    H E R E  !

While the administrative offices of APS have moved to the Sequoia office complex in south Arlington, the David M. Brown Planetarium  continues operations here at our established location, 1426 N. Quincy Street.

FRIDAY DEC 14th THRU SUN. DEC 16th  is a  Friends of the Planetarium Weekend weekend.

See their website for details: www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org


Our next Stars Tonight will be Monday January 7th, at 7:30 PM


Final weekend: Fri Dec 21 – Sun Dec 23rd for our annual holiday classic traces the bright lights of the holiday season to shortening day length and the ancient rituals meant to encourage the Sun’s perceived battle with the underworld.

Friday 7:30PM Season of Light

Saturday 7:30PM Season of Light

Sunday 1:30PM Season of Light

Sunday 3:00PM Magic Tree House-Space Mission.

OUR NEXT STARS TONIGHT WILL BE MONDAY Jan 7th  7:30pm

We will be closed for Winter Break after the 3PM showing, Sunday Dec 23 and reopen for public shows Monday Jan 7th with Star Tonight.


  PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE ONLY OPEN TO SCHOOL GROUPS  IN THE DAYTIME DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR WORK WEEK.


Friends of the Arlington PlanetariumThe Friends of Arlington’s Planetarium (FOP)

The Friends provide programming that may include full dome programs and fascinating lectures from the field of Astronomy and other scientific fields designed to broaden our appeal to the planetarium-going public.  These programs are held the 3rd weekend of the month during the school year and presented in lieu of the regular program schedule.

See their website for more details.  www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org.


2018 – 2019 Friends Schedule:

Follow this link to the 18-19 FOP program schedule:    https://friendsoftheplanetarium.org/post/109/\

Most FOP programs will be held at the regularly scheduled weekend showtimes.
All proceeds go directly to support the planetarium programs and science education
in Arlington Public Schools.

In the event of bad weather, when school activities are canceled, the Planetarium will also be closed (call 703-228-4277). However, if the swimming pools are open, public planetarium shows will proceed as scheduled.
For more information, please use the links at the left.