Planetarium

David M. Brown Planetarium

David M. Brown Planetarium

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

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.

The planetarium is now closed for the summer.

We will reopen for public shows in early September.

 On July 20th the Friends of the Planetarium will sponsor a commemoration of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. See their website: www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org for details. 

Our next  Stars Tonight  Monday Sept 9th at 7:30 PM  (2nd Monday due to Labor Day holiday)


Showtimes on regular public show weekends.

Friday 7:30PM closed

Saturday 7:30PM  closed

Sunday 1:30PM closed

Sunday 3:00PM closed


  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.


Fall 2019 Friends Schedule:

Follow this link to the Fall 2019 FOP program schedule:    TBA
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.