Public Shows

Public Shows 2016-2017 School Year

Additional Important Information


Astronaut Playing Guitar in Microgravity


These special musical programs feature Sonoma County singer-songwriters Jim & Kathy Ocean and their collection of science and astronomy songs. Expect a mesmerizing multi-sensory journey--a poetry of heart, mind, sight and sound--as the planetarium's night sky and captivating astronomical visuals are choreographed to original live music. From "Sugar in Space" to "Coming of Age in the Milky Way ", you are invited to contemplate our place in space on planet Earth.
Join us this Spring 2017 semester for these immersive live concert/planetarium experiences on Sunday March 5th (3:00pm), Sunday April 9th (3:00pm), Saturday May 6th (7:00pm), and Sunday June 4th (3:00pm).
Admission tickets ($15 general/$10 student and senior) can be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before the scheduled show start time. On-line tickets with reserved seating also available on-line at Eventbrite. SRJC parking permits are required and are included in the Admission price; arrive at the Planetarium in time to obtain a parking permit, place it on your vehicle's dashboard, and return to the Planetarium before the show start time. Doors open 30 minutes before show times.





First Friday Night Sky


FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY programs are offered on the first Friday of the months October through December and February through May.  These programs are presented at 7:00 pm, no late seating.  Show content will vary with emphasis on the stars, constellations, planets, and other interesting facts in or about the sky at that time.

Although these programs are offered free of charge, donations to support SRJC’s Planetarium are gratefully appreciated. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis; so arrive early enough to pick up your free parking permit, return it to your vehicle, and arrive back in the planetarium by the scheduled start time.  No Saturday or Sunday shows will be given on these First Friday Night Sky program weekends.

Show dates Feb 3, March 3, April 7, May 5








Opening Friday, March 10th

What we have learned about the nature of the universe around us is one of the great feats of human ingenuity and discovery.  All too often in the narrative of scientific progress, the deep role that women have played in these discoveries has gone under-appreciated and sometimes unrecognized.  Despite this unfortunate cultural misconception, women have made some of the most important contributions and paradigm-shattering breakthroughs throughout the history of astronomy and to this day.  Come and learn about some of the myriad revelations made by women working in space science and celebrate these pioneers of the cosmos. 









Opening Friday, April 14th

Astronomical events known as eclipses have inspired both awe and fear throughout the history of our species. Today, most astronomers and the general public alike look forward to and celebrate these events, when the sun seems to disappear or the moon turns blood red. Later this year, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the continental united states. Join us as we discuss and discover it, including the best ways to observe it, as well as learn all about the strange and beautiful phenomena of Eclipses, both past and those soon to come.