ENJOY SPC PLANETARIUM SHOWS FROM HOME 

You have a front seat to view the starscape with SPC’s Star Home Theater! SPC’s resident astronomer Dr. Craig Joseph will host a series of planetarium shows via Zoom through September 2021.

All shows are free, open to the public and start at 7 p.m. Check out the upcoming at-home star shows or the college’s event calendar at spcollege.edu/events, including links to sign up for shows.

Please note: The SPC Planetarium will remain closed for in-person showings through September. We hope to reopen this Fall, but that is not yet definite. Any changes in the status of the planetarium will be announced on this website, so please check back for updates. In the meantime, you are welcome to attend our virtual planetarium shows.

Star Home Theater: The Stars of Summer

Aug. 20, 27; Sept. 3

The Scorpion reaches its peak in the early evening sky, followed later by the nebulous band of the Milky Way – but only if you escape from the “light pollution” of the city! Join us as we learn about the stars, constellations and telescope attractions of the summer sky.

Star Home Theater: Dance of the Planets

Sept. 10, 17, 24

After a long drought, the evening sky is once again adorned with planets. Venus shines brightly in the west after sunset, while Jupiter and Saturn rule the southeastern sky. Join us as we explore these gems of the evening sky!


EXPLORE THE STARS AT SPC'S PLANETARIUM AND OBSERVATORY

The St. Petersburg College Planetarium and Observatory are great places for all ages to explore the universe. The planetarium is a "star theater" with a 24-foot domed ceiling that can accurately simulate the night sky at any time or location on Earth.

ROOFTOP OBSERVATORY

The St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus is also home to a rooftop observatory, featuring a 20-inch reflecting telescope that is open to students and the public after planetarium shows. Additional telescopes are available on our spacious third floor observation deck. Special telescopes equipped with solar filters allow daytime visitors to safely view sunspots, prominences and other solar activity.

PLANETARIUM LOCATION

The Planetarium is located on the second floor of the Natural Science Building (SC 205) on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus located at on  69th Street North at 5th Avenue. Free parking is available for the celestial shows.

Planetarium Gallery