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.
Over the past year and a half, more than 28,000 individuals have enjoyed the opportunity to lean back and experience the cosmos up close in ways beyond their imagination. Now in the midst of our 2019 season, we are creating new content not just about what we can see in our skies, but what we are learning about them.
One of Jim and Linda Lee's most visible contributions resulted in the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium located at the STEM Education Center on the campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott. The technologically sophisticated 47-foot-diameter dome — the only planetarium north of Phoenix — has become a popular destination for domestic and international visitors.