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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

SEE THE CALENDAR BELOW FOR THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE*

*The schedule is subject to change.  Please confirm program times on our calendar before your visit.

Planetarium lessons are given for schools throughout the school year.

School Planetarium Lessons

Planetarium Programs September - November 2018

Planetarium Flyer

Journey to Mars

NASA's fleet of Mars robotic explorers are paving the way for human exploration of the Solar System in the coming decades. Join us as we explore NASA's preparation for a monumental journey – to Mars! NASA's flee

Planetarium Flyer

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.

Planetarium Flyer

Perfect Little Planet

If you could take the ultimate space vacation, where would you go? In “Perfect Little Planet,” a family from another star system is doing just that — looking for the perfect vacation spot as they travel through our solar system.If you coul

Planetarium Flyer

The Sky Tonight

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

Planetarium Flyer

Black Holes

Black Holes takes you on a fully immersive journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. 

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