Chia-yu Li Planetarium

Experiencing nature. Doing science. Having fun.
 
Public Planetarium Shows

Starry Night

Once each month the Chia-Yu Li Planetarium is open to the public on a Friday evening. Director of Astronomy Brian Baker will lead you on a tour of the night sky. Then you will get your chance to gaze through the 16-inch telescope in the Kitty and Max Joyner Observatory to see night sky like you have never seen it before! Click below to purchase your tickets.

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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

Traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a spyglass, to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

Jupiter and Saturn

The largest planets in our solar system will shine brightly in the night sky for only a short time during the autumn. This will be our last chase to catch a glimpse until next summer. These planets will be the primary targets for telescope observing.

Learn the autumn constellations

The autumn skies is may be more subtle than other seasons but don’t let that fool you. The autumn skies is host to some iconic constellations such as Pegasus, Andromeda, and Perseus. It is within this portion of the sky that we find the closets galaxies to the Milky Way. 

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