The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott Arizona, the only planetarium in Northern Arizona

 

Bringing the Universe to the University

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.

Donate to the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

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 tot he 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. 

Upcoming Planetarium Shows


Faster Than Light

A space probe does a fly by Saturn's rings

Coming to the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium just for OctoberWest weekend! Faster Than Light: the Dream of Interstellar Flight will dazzle audiences with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future. They are based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics. How far can our technology take us?

  • Dates: Sat. Oct. 6 & Sun. Oct. 7
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Duration: Approx. 30 mins.

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Laser Light Shows

The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Laser Light Shows

If you have been looking to see a laser light show at the planetarium, OctoberWest weekend will be your chance! From Zeppelin to U2 to Pink Floyd, join us for some rocking music, awesome lights, and great fun. No two laser shows will be the same.

  • Dates: Sat. Oct. 6 & Sun. Oct. 7
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Duration: Approx. 45 mins.

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Prescott Summer Night Sky

A silhouetted figure stares up at a vast display of constellations and galaxies in the skies above Prescott, Arizona

It is summertime! This can be one of the best times of year to see the stars when skies are clear, but rain or shine the planetarium is ready to show you the universe. Let's explore the sky of summer in Prescott, including constellations, the stars that make them up, the planets that orbit them, and more! The show will be performed live by Planetarium Director Eric Edelman.

  • Dates: Fri. Sep. 21; Sat. Sep. 22
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Duration: Approx. 45 mins.

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