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See Our Interactive Astronomy Shows​

Join us on the campus of Santa Ana College for one of our  interactive astronomy shows and discover the wonders of the universe.  All our shows contain information about the latest discoveries in astronomy and science. 
 
Our programs stress the K-12 State of California Science Content Standards. Each of our 75 minute shows take attendees on a trip through the Solar System and beyond.  

The principles of scientific method, gravity and the importance of the Sun are presented through interactive programs coupled with lively question and answer sessions. 
 
$6.00 per seat weekdays
$7.00 per seat Saturdays, Evenings and the "The Star of Bethlehem."
Space is limited, reservations required!
 
Selected dates are available all year long.  Also, ask about our Saturday shows--perfect for the whole family, birthday parties, seniors, scout troops, summer camps, adult transition groups, YMCA and clubs. Call for schedule.
 

Reservations & Information:

Call (714) 564-6356   Call Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

If there's no answer, leave a message.  We do return your calls!
 
 


"How Rare is Earth?"

Dr. Eastmond, our Planetarium Director, presents an engaging introduction of physical concepts used in astronomy.  Take a tour of our Solar System and learn to appreciate how rare the conditions are on our planet. $6 per seat.
 
 
 

"The Star of Bethlehem"

Each December, Dr. Eastmond presents a special Holiday show. Take trip through time to see how the sky looked 2000 years ago.  A must see!
$7 per seat.
 
 

 "Can You See in the Dark?"

 Watch as a city cousin visits his cousin in the country - and sees the  night  
 sky like he's never seen it before. The cousins share a trip across the 
 solar system. A shorter show structured for the sensibilities and attention 
 span of younger children. Designed by a former preschool teacher who 
 explored astronomical concepts with his classes. Please no children 
 under 5. Special $3 price.

 

"What Color is Your Planet?" 

All aboard for an interactive journey through the solar system. Discover how astronomical  observations of planets and stars give us clues to their composition and environments.  What Color is Your Planet also reveals how we are now citizens, not just of the Earth, but of the entire solar system. $6 per seat.


 
 

"A Tour of Our Solar System"

NASA Astronomer, Patricia Sullivan guides you through a stunning visual and musical Tour of Our Solar System; from the International Space Station, to our Moon, out to the planets, beyond the boundary of our Galaxy, and out into the unknown edges of our Universe. This unique educational experience shares a “one world, in this together” approach to learning. (Saturday evening shows are followed with “Night Sky Live,” a guided orientation of celestial objects visible that evening. Weather permitting).