Our Mission

Mobile Planetarium

The UTPA Portable Planetarium travels to local Rio Grande Valley schools.
Location Requirements:

  • Must be indoors (no pavilions)
  • 14 foot high ceilings
  • 25 feet in diameter clearing
  • 2 functional electrical outlets

We stay at the school all day and appreciate being able to give presentations to at least 300-500 kids per day. The school basically creates our schedule for that day.

Portable Dome Capacity: 70 (PreK thru 2nd graders), 60 (3rd, 4th & 5th graders) or 50 Middle/High/Adults Per Presentation

Each presentation can last as short as 30 minutes or as long as an hour, and we cater the information in each presentation to the grade levels. We can actually project digital full dome films and also project the complete night sky along with phases of the moon, constellations as well as zooming into planets and deep space objects like nebulas and galaxies.

Please contact us for information about traveling to your school. Thank You!