Cutting-edge STEM education for everyone!
Whether gazing deep into space at galaxies halfway across the universe or projecting ultra-high definition images of our home planet Earth, the Sac State Planetarium is sure to delight audiences as the centerpiece of the University's new Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex.
The goal of the Planetarium is to inspire curiosity about 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 available morning and afternoon, five days a week, to host fieldtrips, and is capable of welcoming more than 30,000 schoolchildren and teachers annually for field trips. Those numbers are in addition to the roughly 15,000 people per year who attend a weekend public show.
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.
Any level of support is appreciated. Thank you in advance for donating to support the Planetarium!
A Seat Under the Stars campaign – There are 7 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 Kyle Watters, Lecturer & Planetarium Coordinator for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at 916-278-5825 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.