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.
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.
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.
Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon's resources and discover what humanity's future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.
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.