Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Planetarium Shows

The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium offers shows for the public most Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Click on any of the shows below to reserve your tickets for an upcoming event. If you have any questions about this process, you may find the answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

Discounts for ERAU students, faculty, and staff may be available for certain events. Please contact us for more information.

If you have any questions about htis process, please give us a call: 928-777-3422 or send us an email at: prplntrm@erau.edu

The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Prescott Winter Night SkyPrescott Winter Night Sky

Join us for a starry night in the planetarium! We will be exploring what constellations, planets, and deep sky objects will be visible this winter. There will be tips and tricks for both beginner and expert sky-gazers alike.

The show will last for approximately 35 minutes with public observing through real telescopes to follow the planetarium portion, weather permitting.

  • Dates: Fri. Jan. 17; Sat. Jan. 18
  • Ticket Price: $6
  • Duration: Approx. 35 mins.

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The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Romance Among the StarsRomance Among the Stars

We are bringing back our Valentine's themed show from last February. If you did not see it last year, or would like to see it again, here is your chance!

The universe may be pretty cold and empty, but it is not without its spots of fire, fury, and frenzy. Join us as we travel across the cosmos this February to visit some of the most romantic spots and situations in space. By the end of our journey, we will find ourselves right at the heart of the matter, which may not be quite where you would first expect. The experience will be narrated live by Planetarium Director Eric Edelman.

Public observing through real telescopes to follow the planetarium portion, weather permitting.

  • Dates: Fri. Feb. 14; Sat. Feb. 15
  • Ticket Price: $6
  • Duration: Approx. 30 mins.

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The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Our Friends, The PlanetsOur Friends, The Planets

Our Friends, The Planets takes you on an interactive trip across the Solar System. Throughout the show, we will be stopping by each of the eight planets, getting to see their unique features and learn their incredible stories. Also, look forward to special guest appearances made by the Sun and our Moon! After the show, we will be offering hands-on activities for young children possibly including topics like motion, light filtering, gravity, and more.

This show is recommended for children ages seven and under.

  • Dates: Sat. Jan. 25; Sat. Feb. 29
  • Ticket Price: $6
  • Duration: Approx. 40 mins.

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The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Silent SkySilent Sky

The universe is both the setting and the story in “Silent Sky," by Lauren Gunderson, a play based on the life of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt and her work with a dedicated group of women, including Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming, at Harvard Observatory in the 19th century. It is a tale of passion, tenacity, sacrifice, luminosity, and working to find our place in the vastness of space. This one hour cutting of the play was created by the Salina Community Theatre and was a nominee for Best Play at the 2019 American Association of Community Theatre AACTfest 2019 in Gettysburg, PA. “To be able to perform this play in this facility is a dream - a palpable fusion of art and science” – Director, Linda Miller

Public observing through real telescopes to follow the planetarium portion for the Friday shows, weather permitting.

  • Dates: Fri. Feb. 21; Sat. Feb. 22
  • Ticket Price: $6
  • Duration: Approx. 1 hour

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The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: AZ Philharmonic - A Celestial SpringArizona Philharmonic - A Celestial Spring

While spring certainly can be about flowers blooming, it also can be about the shining of specific stars. We will explore the night sky ushered in by spring – investigating myriad constellations, planets, and deep sky objects. This live performance will feature stellar musicians of Arizona Philharmonic performing Vivaldi and other seasonal favorites, with cosmic narration by Planetarium Director Eric Edelman.

  • Dates: Fri. March 20
  • Ticket Price: $23.50
  • Duration: Approx. 1 hr.

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A futuristic astronaut watches a space craft touch down on an alien moonSpace Next

The journey to reach the stars began with our earliest dreams of flying, and led to landing on the moon and sending a probe to Pluto. But that's only the beginning.

Space Next offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs. The result is an immersive display of interplanetary excellence sure to inspire a generation of explorers, scientists, and dreamers. Come discover what's next.

Public observing through real telescopes to follow the planetarium portion, weather permitting. This showing will be our final presentation of Space Next, so reserve your tickets today!

  • Dates: Fri. Mar. 6; Sat. Mar. 7
  • Ticket Price: $6
  • Duration: Approx. 40 mins.

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Planetarium Reception Desk
Monday to Friday 8AM - 5PM

Weekly Box Office Hours

Closed until the weekend of 1/17/20