Drescher Hall, 2nd Floor   434-3000

As a service to the community, Santa Monica College presents two highly popular astronomy shows on Friday evenings during the academic year in the SMC John Drescher Planetarium. The planetarium is equipped with a computer-driven optical projection system coupled with an audiovisual system, which provides the capabilities for multimedia presentations.

The Night Sky Show at 7 p.m. presents the wonders of the ever-changing night sky in an interactive 50-minute show updated weekly with the latest news in space exploration and astronomy. The Feature Show at 8 p.m. is generally a slide/multimedia presentation that concentrates on a specific topic such as black holes or the quest for life beyond Earth, provides telescope viewing opportunities at various times of year, and brings guest experts to speak at the SMC campus.

Please visit the planetarium’s webpage, click on “Planetarium,” then click on the “Show Schedule” link, or call the planetarium for show dates and topics, ticket prices, or other information, or to arrange a special group presentation.

SPECIAL NOTE: Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the show. Planetarium shows and lectures often sell out quickly, however. Advance tickets may be purchased at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (SMC main campus) or by calling (310) 434-3000.

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