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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center

The Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium at Fernbank Science Center is a celestial theater in the round, utilizing the complex Zeiss Mark V planetarium projector in conjunction with SPITZ SciDome 4K Laser projection system. These technologies collectively create a stunning immersive environment, which guide the audience through the wonders of the universe. The 70-ft diameter planetarium, one of the largest in the United States, is dedicated to teaching and public enrichment.


ADMISSION FOR PUBLIC PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS
Adults (ages 19-61) $7.00
Students (ages 3-18) $5.00 
Seniors (62+) $5.00

SEE THE CALENDAR BELOW FOR PROGRAM SCHEDULES*

SCROLL DOWN FOR PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS AND VIDEO TAILERS.

*Schedules are subject to change.  Please confirm program times on our calendar before your visit.

Please be aware that programs start promptly as scheduled.  Please plan to arrive and be seated prior to the scheduled program time.

Planetarium lessons are given for schools throughout the school year.

School Planetarium Lessons

Public Planetarium Programs February 2019

Planetarium Flyer

Head to the Sky

Stories of African American pioneers in the space program that made it possible for current and future scientists, engineers and astronauts to reach for the stars.

Planetarium Flyer

Phantom of the Universe

Phantom of the Universe showcases the exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to galaxies to the Large Hadron Collider.

Planetarium Flyer

Perfect Little Planet

If you could take the ultimate space vacation, where would you go? In “Perfect Little Planet,” a family from another star system is doing just that, looking for the perfect vacation spot, as they travel through our solar system.

Planetarium Flyer

The Sky Tonight

Presented live by a Fernbank Science Center astronomer, this is a guided tour through the constellations, planets, and events of the current evening sky.

Planetarium Flyer

Earth, Moon and Sun

Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions.

Planetarium and Observatory Contacts


April Whitt- Astronomer

april.whitt@fernbank.edu


Mark Lancaster - Astronomer

mark.lancaster@fernbank.edu


Scott Harris - Planetary Geologist, Meterorites

scott.harris@fernbank.edu