The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium is the only Arizona planetarium north of Phoenix, and is capable of seating 116 students and visitors, showing them the cosmos in 360-degree 4k resolution. Much more than just a planetarium, the facility contains multi-media learning software that can take viewers from the inner complexities of the human body to the farthest reaches of the known universe.
In addition to being an invaluable resource for faculty and students of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus, the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium hosts events and programming open to the greater Prescott and Quad-City public year-round. By inviting local schools and community members to participate in these events, Embry-Riddle has the potential to influence local students and underrepresented groups in the community who previously had little to no access to STEM-based curriculum by exposing them to the possibilities of careers in high-paying professions that might have otherwise been unattainable.
The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium will undoubtedly deepen and enrich the bond between Embry-Riddle and Prescott for many years to come. Please check this page often for updated information about upcoming events. If you have any questions about the Planetarium, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also find more information about what is available to the public on our Community Events page.
As the only Arizona planetarium north of Phoenix, the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium is an invaluable resource to our faculty and students and brings quality program to the greater Prescott and Quad-City public. Your support of the planetarium will help us bring new and different programming to audiences on a regular basis. We encourage you to give $40 or more if you are able, but we welcome your support at any level. Embry-Riddle is a non-profit university. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation, 100% of which is tax-deductable.
Edge of Darkness features amazing scenes of places never before seen gathered by key space missions that culminated with groundbreaking discoveries in 2015. It features a spectacular flight though the great cliffs on comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright "lights" on Ceres, and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.
Throughout the year, Embry-Riddle is host to a number of incredible special events open not just to university students, faculty and staff--but to the entire surrounding Prescott and Quad-City community as well. Please check back often to see what new and exciting events are coming to campus.
The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy gives students the tools and the knowledge to reach for the stars. Working in the Campus Observatory Complex, an exceptional environment that takes advantage of Prescott’s high altitude and clear skies, students master astrophysics, quantum mechanics and more.