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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center

The planetarium at Fernbank Science Center is a celestial theater in the round, utilizing the complex Zeiss Mark V planetarium projector in conjunction with SPITZ SciDome 4K Laser projection system. These technologies collectively create a stunning immersive environment, which guide the audience through the wonders of the universe. The 70-ft diameter planetarium, one of the largest in the United States, is dedicated to teaching and public enrichment.


ADMISSION FOR PUBLIC PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS
Adults (ages 19-61) $7.00
Students (ages 3-18) $5.00 
Seniors (62+) $5.00

SCHEDULE
Thursday & Friday: 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Planetarium lessons are given for schools throughout the school year.

School Planetarium Lessons

Current Public Planetarium Programs

Solar Quest

One World One Sky

Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon.. 
Perfect Little Planet

Aurora

The Aurora is one of the greatest wonders a human can experience in nature. Experience the actual aurora with the world’s first 4K, real-time, full dome video.
One World, One Sky

The Cosmic Recipe

 Learn about the cosmic recipes that created everything in our world – even us! Discover how the Big Bang cooked up everyday elements such as the calcium in our teeth, the silicon in our smart phones, and even the carbon in our apple pies. 
The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

Presented live by a Fernbank astronomer, this is a guided tour through the constellations, planets, and events of the current evening sky.

Planetarium and Observatory Contacts


April Whitt- Astronomer

april.whitt@fernbank.edu


Mark Lancaster - Astronomer

mark.lancaster@fernbank.edu


Scott Harris - Planetary Geologist, Meterorites

scott.harris@fernbank.edu