Reimagining Access to STEM Education
At Sacramento State, we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to have a high quality STEM education. We are committed to providing the tools and resources to empower our students to achieve their personal and professional goals. The Planetarium at Sacramento State is a hallmark of our efforts. Looking deep into space and projecting fascinating images to a wide-eyed community, the Planetarium is the centerpiece of Sacramento State’s new Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex which opened in Fall 2019. While we’re currently closed, we are eagerly looking forward to the day we can welcome visitors back to the Planetarium.
The goal of the Planetarium is to inspire curiosity in space, astronomy, and the sciences by:
- Hosting field trips for school groups from grades kindergarten through high school
- Offering public shows and events at least one weekend a month; and
- Serving as home to the best lecture hall on campus for introductory astronomy courses, among the most in-demand general education courses at Sacramento State.
We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to have a high-quality STEM experience, regardless of how much they can pay. The Planetarium is already on track to host more than 20,000 schoolchildren and teachers annually for field trips, and more than a thousand visitors each month for public shows.
With donor support, we can keep the ticket prices affordable for all – Sacramento State students and children 12 and under are free, and general admission tickets are only $5.
A Seat Under the Stars campaign – There are 20 seats remaining in our campaign. For a donation of $1,000 a seat will be named in your honor. If you would like to be part of the campaign and name a seat, please include this in the note section when you make your donation.
Contact Jennifer Navarro, Director of Development for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at 916-278-6288 or via email at email@example.com.