Show Schedule

We have shows every week September-April except the first Friday. Our schedule continues into the summer with at least 2 show nights a month. Our 60 minute shows usually highlights one of our immersive, fulldome films followed by a presentation from one of our community's expert scientists, plus time for questions from the audience at the end of every show. We also have our all-live planetarium shows which feature the immense Planetarium database where one of our Astronomers will fly you through the Scales of the Universe, Stars of the Alaskan Sky, or show you our Tilted Solstice.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
October 20th - PREMIERE
  • 6:30PM From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA with UAA Astronomer and Planetarium Director, Dr. Erin Hicks
  • 8:00PM From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA with Planetarium Manager, Omega Smith
October 27th
  • 6:30PM Stars of the Alaskan Sky with Planetarium Manager, Omega Smith
  • 8:00PM AudioDome Live! with Super Citizen (formerly Daughtershouldanamedher), a live 3 piece band described as "creating new energetic music out of the endless spectrum of emotions and perspectives."
November 10th - Geology Night
  • 6:30PM Earthquake with USGS Geologist, Dr. Peter Haeussler
  • 8:00PM Dynamic Earth with USGS Geologist, Dr. Peter Haeussler
November 17th
December 8th - Biology Night

More to come soon...


Please note that this schedule may need to change.  If the demand is high, we will work to offer additional shows.  To be notified when new public shows are scheduled or the schedule changes, please join our mailing list.

Online Ticket Prices:

  • FREE for current UAA Planetarium Members
  • $10 for Adults
  • $ 5 for UAA Students (w/ valid ID)
  • $ 5 for Children (4-18 years)

Tickets sold in advance at UAATix.com.

At the Door Ticket Prices*:
  • FREE for current UAA Planetarium Members
  • $12 for Adults
  • $ 6 for UAA Students (w/ valid ID)
  • $ 6 for Children (4-18 years)
  • At the Door payment options: cash, check and credit card!

*ticket prices have been raised to include the ticketing fee

Because of the popularity of our public shows, we strongly recommend that you reserve seats in advance at UAATix.com Because the theater is dark and can be scary for young children, we do not recommend bringing children under the age of 4. Some shows have bright lights and moving scenery which could cause motion sickness or sezuires. There are routes out of the planetarium if you start to feel any ill effects.

Individual and Student members may reserve one seat per show, while Family and Organizational members (and above) may reserve up to four seats per show.  Online reservations are free for members, and non-members can purchase tickets online with a credit card.  Seats may typically be reserved online until 5pm the day of the show. All remaining tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis on the night of the show.  We will be accepting cash and card at the door. Even if a show is sold out, we typically have a few seats available on the night of the show.  The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before each show.  You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts.  Unclaimed reserve seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers.  There is no entry after the show begins.

For questions about the planetarium, our shows, or how to make reservations on UAATix.com, please contact the planetarium staff via email at planetarium@alaska.edu or by phone at (907) 786-1838.  Should you require to cancel your public show reservations, please let us know!  Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for purchased tickets after the fact.  

Can't make it on Friday nights? Don't like sitting next to strangers in a dark room? You and up to 63 friends can book the planetarium for a private show! Our private shows are available all year long and can be tailored to your request. We have discounted rates for school and youth groups as well. For pricing and availability email us at planetarium@alaska.edu.

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