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  • Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased at least 5 minutes before program time. For safety reasons, late admittance is not permitted.
  • Due to field trips, camps and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to check the alert box on the upper left corner of our home page or contact us at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.
  • We are happy to accommodate your group. Please contact us at 440-871-2900 to make arrangements.

Telescope Night
Date: June 18, July 23, August 20 at 8:30 p.m.
September 17, October 15 and November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Time/Duration:
  Adults and families with children ages 6 and up Fee: $3/person

Join our resident telescope expert, Bill Reed, a former docent at Mt. Wilson and leader of classes on telescope building, for evenings under the stars. We will begin in the planetarium for an update on the sky tonight then head out to see the view. Inclement weather, we’ll do our viewing on the planetarium dome!

Advance registration available but not required. Tickets also available 15 minutes prior to show.

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Family Adventures in Space - Summer
Date: June 1 through August 31 Time/Duration: Every day at 2 p.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $3/person

Blast off from Planet Earth and travel through space to visit different objects in the Solar System and constellations in the night sky. Stay up to date with NASA mission details and end your trip with the constellation of the day. This program is approximately 20 minutes.

Due to field trips and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans. Please note: Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome Desk 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales end five minutes prior to show time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the Schuele Planetarium.



Twinkle Tots - Summer
Date: June 1 through August 31 Time/Duration: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.
  For ages 0 - 3 with an adult Fee: $2/person (including infants)

Check out pictures made of stars and moving lights in the sky. Enjoy lively music and how fun it is to be in the dark. This program is approximately 15 minutes.

Due to field trips and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans. Please note: Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome Desk 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales end five minutes prior to show time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the Schuele Planetarium.



Astronomy 101: Tri-C Westshore Continuing Education Course
Date: Wednesdays September 14, 21 and 28 Time/Duration: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Adults Fee: $45/person

Join us for a three part series on basic astronomy. Begin with understanding the constellations and the night sky. Learn about our precious star, the Sun. Wrap things up with a grand tour of the Universe.

Instructor: Katy Accetta, Planetarium Specialist

Advance registration is required for this program.

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Full Dome Children's Feature Shows - Summer 2016
Date: June 1 - August 31
See Descriptions for Dates
Time/Duration: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
  For children ages 4 - 12 Fee: $3/person

These programs are approximately 25–30 minutes each.

June 1 - 30: Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast

Travel through the Solar System with Rusty Rocket and friends as they learn everything they need to know to become space rockets

July 1 - 31: The Little Star that Could

This is the story of Little Star’s journey as he searches for planets to protect and warm, meets other stars and learns what makes each star and planet special.

August 1 - 31: Our Place in Space

Endangered animals explore the cause of day and night, the importance of the Sun, the beauty of the constellations and the variety of objects that make up the Universe.

Due to field trips and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.

Please note: Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome Desk 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales end five minutes prior to show time.

For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the Schuele Planetarium.



Above the Atmosphere & Out of this World -Tric-C Westshore Continuing Education Course
Date: Tuesdays October 4, 11 and 18 Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  Adults Fee: $45/person

The Hubble Space Telescope has been hovering above the Earth for more than 26 years. Celebrate its many accomplishments and learn all about its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, which will see even further into the depths of space. We'll check out high-resolution models of these engineering feats and journey to the same celestial bodies that space telescopes observe.

Instructor: Nick Anderson, Planetarium Specialist

Advance registration is required for this program.

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Planets: Tri-C Westshore Encore Course
Date: Tuesdays September 6, 13 and 20 Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  For Adults Fee: $45/person

Hitch a ride with us as we depart Earth and visit our Solar System's gas giants. We'll explore many of the moons orbiting these distant planets and take a close look at NASA space probes that have traveled out to these mysterious worlds.

Instructor: Nick Anderson

Advance registration is required for this program.

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You-niverse - Summer
Date: June 1 - August 31 Time/Duration: Every day of the week at 1 p.m.
  For all Ages Fee: $3/person

Locate the moon, find the planets, identify constellations and learn what else is out there with the whole family in this program about the sky tonight. This program is approximately 25 minutes.

Due to field trips and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans. Please note: Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome Desk 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales end five minutes prior to show time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the Schuele Planetarium.



Stellar Stars - Summer
Date: June 1 - August 31 Time/Duration: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
  Recommended for children ages 3-7 and an adult Fee: $3/person

Blast off and travel through space as you visit different destinations in the Solar System and a different constellation in the night sky each week. Complete your passport and receive a special treat! This program is approximately 20 minutes.

Due to field trips and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans. Please note: Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome Desk 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales end five minutes prior to show time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the Schuele Planetarium.



Perseid Meteor Shower Night
Date: Friday, August 12 Time/Duration: 7:30 p.m. Planetarium presentation
9 p.m. Sky watching (weather permitting) at Huntington Beach
  For all ages; Planetarium Presentation is suitable for ages 3+ Fee: $4/person for Planetarium program at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a planetarium presentation about meteors and get the chance to hold an actual meteorite! Take part in a comet demonstration to get a close up look at these "dirty snowballs." Learn how meteor showers occur. Then we'll head to Huntington Beach where you can spread out your blankets or chairs and enjoy the show in the sky.

Please note: Planetarium space is limited. For this special event we will accept pre-registration. No fee or registration necessary to join us for sky watching at 9 p.m. Please use the stairs at the ice cream shop to get down to the beach.

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Advance registration is required for the planetarium portion of this program. Seating is limited. No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium. No late admittance for safety reasons.



SkyQuest - Summer
Date: June 9
July 14
August 11
Time/Duration: 8:30 p.m.
  for Pre-teens through Adults Fee: $5/person

Stay up to date on the amazing field of Astronomy with different monthly topics. Each program lasts approximately 45 minutes and is followed by a look at what's up in the current night sky.

Peering Through the Clouds of Jupiter

Learn about The Juno Mission, part of NASA’s New Frontiers program. We’ll explore the probe itself, the mission it faced and what it has uncovered about the planet Jupiter and the Solar System.

Thursday, June 9

From Earth to the Universe

Since the dawn of humanity, people have struggled to understand our place in the cosmos. Learn about the journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to modern telescopes, in this full dome show. Discussion will follow.

Thursday, July 14

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Scientists have developed NASA’s interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) to explore the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy. Learn how it is being used in this full dome feature show with time for discussion.

Thursday, August 11

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Advance registration is available but not required for these programs.





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