Our Mission

UTPA Planetarium

To make reservations, please contact:

Chelsea Lyssy or Sandra Martinez
Office: Planetarium 1.500
Phone: (956) 665-7088
Fax: (956) 665-2423

Click here to request a reservation to the physical UTPA HEB Planetarium.

The UTPA H-E-B Planetarium is open for reservations:
*Please keep in mind our 40 adult seating capacity

Presentations can last 30 minutes to 1 hour, and consist of:

  • Full Dome Video (Ranges from 25 to 30 minutes)
  • Night Sky Presentation which can consist of:
    • Demonstrate advanced astronomy concepts.
    • Simulate the sky from any point on Earth or from other planets and moons.
    • Move forward or backward in time at varying speeds.
    • Simulate eclipses, and meteor showers.
    • Display orbits of the planets.
    • Display paths of the planets against the stars.
    • Display ecliptic, celestial equator, meridian, and equatorial grids.
    • Show the entire celestial sphere.
    • Demonstrate atmospheric effects, such as sunsets or a blue sky.
    • View actual images of more than 100 deep space objects.
    • Show constellation outlines, names, and artwork.
    • Show constellations from multiple cultures (currently Western, Polynesian, Chinese, Navajo, ancient Egyptian, Lakota, and Inuit).