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Weekend Programming / Stars Tonight

During the school year, there are public programs two weekends a month, one hosted by APS and one hosted by the Friends of the Planetarium. Additionally, Stars Tonight occurs on the first Monday of the month (except holidays). 

Generally, the first weekend of the month will be an APS-sponsored weekend and two weeks later, there will be a Friends of the Planetarium-sponsored weekend. Both weekends are open to the public and the times and admission prices are the same. The Friends of the Planetarium programs have a different theme each month and at times include featured lecturers and / or activities. Both programs generally last an hour and include a short star-talk for the last 10-15 minutes of the showtime.

On the first Monday of the month, please join Jonathan Harmon for a look at the stars and celestial phenomena as we welcome back Stars Tonight.

Parking Information: The public may park in W-L Staff spots after 3:30 pm on weekdays and on weekends, but please do not park in the spots designated for the pool. There is also public parking off 15th St N over Interstate 66. Thank you.

APS Weekends

APS Weekends will be updated here each month.

The next APS Weekend is June 1st & 2nd.

Saturday evening programs are at 6:30 and 8:00 pm. Sunday matinee programs are generally for children, occurring at 1:30 and 3:00 pm.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 and seniors. Please note, at this time we can only accept cash ($20 bills and smaller) or checks and admission is first-come, first-served at the door. There are no advance reservations available at this time. Doors open 20 minutes prior to showtime.

Saturday, June 1st

Please join us at 6:30 or 8:00 pm  to enjoy Living Worlds

Image of Living Worlds Movie posterAn original planetarium show by the California Academy of Sciences that explores how scientists are working to detect life from light years away. CC available upon request. 

After the show, join us for a look at the night sky from Arlington.

 

Sunday, June 2nd

Please join us at 1:30 for Magic Tree House Space Mission.

Magic Tree House Space Mission Planetarium ShowTravel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.”

 

Or, please join us at 3:00 pm for Dinosaurs: A Story of Survival

Dinosaurs Movie Poster

Celeste joins Moon on a journey through time for an exciting adventure about the dinosaurs and the Earth as they were in the very distant past. Like most children, Celeste is fascinated with dinosaurs. As she is preparing a talk for her class about how they went extinct, Moon, a very wise and magical character, poses a tantalizing question: what if I told you that there are still dinosaurs among us? Join Celeste and Moon on a journey through time for an exciting adventure to experience Earth as it was in the very, very distant past. CC available upon request. 

After the show, join us for a look at the night sky from Arlington.

Friends of the Planetarium Weekends

Information about the Friends of the Planetarium Weekends can be found on their website and FaceBook page.

The next Friends Weekend is June 15th & 16th.

Saturday evening programs are at 6:30 and 8:00 pm. Sunday matinee programs are generally for children, occurring at 1:30 and 3:00 pm.Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 and seniors. Doors open 20 minutes prior to showtime. Tickets for the Friends of the Planetarium programs can be purchased 1-2 weeks ahead of time through the Friends. This link will be updated when tickets are available. If purchasing online, tickets for children and seniors are $3.50 to defray ticketing fees.

Stars Tonight

The next Stars Tonight will occur on Monday, June 3rd.

Stars Tonight will occur on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 pm and lasts about 90 minutes. (Mondays Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6, & Jun. 3)

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12* and seniors. Due to the length of the program and time, Stars Tonight is not recommended for young children. Please note, at this time we can only accept cash or checks and admission is first-come, first-served at the door. There are no advance reservations available at this time. Doors open 20 minutes prior to the show and are locked at showtime.