Featured Event: Robert Wollman Planetarium

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Many people are not aware about the hidden gem, the Robert Wollman Planetarium at King High School, a planetarium open to the public with low cost admission! 

As a kid I got to take a few field trips here and always thought it was really cool.  Almost everyone (especially kids) are fascinated by the night skies but sometimes the visibility is not great thanks to the clouds or light pollution.  Plus not everyone can afford a fancy telescope! But you can still enjoy the night sky and all its celestial wonders without worrying about mosquito bites with this wonderful option. 

The planterium is open to the public on Tuesday evenings during the regular school year. The show includes a dome video program as well as the night sky star projector.  Public shows combine their new digital video technology, along with the original GOTO star projector of the night sky. 
Show programs change every few months.

Current show "Season of Light"
Explore the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the winter holiday seasons in an elegant, sophisticated non-denominational presentation. Naturally, there is some astronomy in "Season of Light." We catch a few Northern winter constellations, illustrate why we even have seasons, and explore the possible astronomical explanations for a "Star over Bethlehem."

Admission (cash or check): Adults $4 Seniors (age 55+): $3, Children (age 4-15) $3, Children under 4: Free

Tickets go on sale beginning at 5:30 pm, and the program begins at 6 pm. There is no late seating. Admission is by cash or check only. Reservations are not required for the Tuesday evening shows.

You can also schedule community group field trips during the day (great option for home school parents) during the day by contacting planetarium director, Laura Peck. Tips: The planetarium does get cold at times. For evening shows, it might be a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater.

Richard King High School
5225 Gollihar Rd.

Updated 11/25/17
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