The UTPA 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).