Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. for a tour of the solar system narrated by the Fleet’s astronomer. Journey through the cosmos with us as we explore a new topic each month.
Free telescope viewing with the San Diego Astronomy Association available outside after the shows, weather permitting. This is a separate event held on the first Wednesday of each month.
Due to the darkness required in the theater and the sophisticated nature of the material presented, planetarium shows are not recommended for children 5 years and under.
January 1, 2020: Mythological Tour of the Solar System
How do planets get their names? How about the moons of the Solar System? Many of the names have their roots in the mythologies of several cultures. Join us for a tour of the Solar System and its many myths.
February 2020: Celebrating the Spitzer Space Telescope
The Spitzer Space Telescope is ending its mission after a successful sixteen year mission. This spacecraft mission documented the universe in infrared radiation at an unparallaled scale. We will celebrate the highlights of this mission as it comes to an end.
March 2020: Hidden Worlds
In our exploration of the solar system, we have discovered caves, underground oceans, volcanoes, geysers. Join us for an evening exploring the hidden depths of the worlds of the solar system.
April 2020: Venus
Venus is the second planet out from the Sun and in many ways resembles the Earth, so much so that Venus used to be referred to as “Earth’s Sister Planet.” Are they really so similar? No! In fact, Venus is not a hospitable place at all. Join us to learn more about the planet Venus.
May 2020: Magnetic Fields in the Cosmos
The Earth is not the only celestial object with a magnetic field. Magnetic fields can be found on some other planets and moons. Our sun has a magnetic field, which leads to a phenomenon known as space weather. And the strongest magnetic fields in the universe are found in the remnants of dead stars. Tonight, we will learn more about magnetic fields in the cosmos.
June 2020: Moons of the Solar System
Planets might get most of the attention, but the moons of our solar system show an amazing variety of environments. Active volcanoes, methane seas, surfaces of water ice… join us to learn more about the amazing moons of our solar system.
July 2020: Mars: Fact & Fiction
Planets might get most of the attention, but the moons of our solar system show an amazing variety of environments. Active volcanoes, methane seas, surfaces of water ice… join us to learn The Red Planet has long captured our imaginations. The world has been explored in books, movies and comics, and dozens of spacecraft, such as orbiters, landers, and rovers, have been explored Mars and returned volumes of data. Let’s spend an evening learning about Mars in fact and in fiction.
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