UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater

  • Place of Wonder

    As Alaska’s largest planetarium, the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Planetarium & Visualization Theater is an immersive place to explore the world around us, from the smallest microbes to the most distant galaxies.

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June Shows

Show Date Show Time Show Title
Friday, June 17th 6:30 PM Sunstuck
Friday, June 17th 8:00 PM Tilted Solstice
Friday, June 24th 6:30 PM From Dream to Discovery
Friday, June 24th 8:00 PM Phantom of the Universe

July Shows

Show Date Show Time Show Title
Friday, July 8th 6:30 PM Birth of Planet Earth
Friday, July 8th 8:00 PM Dynamic Earth
Friday, July 15th 6:30 PM JWST Image Release
Friday, July 15th 8:00 PM JWST Image Release

August Shows

Show Date Show Time Show Title
Friday, August 12th 6:30 PM Habitat Earth
Friday, August 12th 8:00 PM Natural Selection
Friday, August 19th 6:30 PM Stars of the AK Sky
Friday, August 19th 8:00 PM Black Holes
Friday, August 26th 6:30 PM A Place Like No Other
Friday, August 26th 8:00 PM Coloring the Universe

Private Bookings

The UAA Planetarium is available for private bookings when there are no classes or public shows scheduled. Bookings are based on an hourly rate and are independent on how many seats are filled. Our theater can hold up to 64 attendees. Discounts are given to school and youth groups. All bookings have an astronomer who is available to do live shows and answer questions. If you are interested in booking an event at the Planetarium, please fill out the form below.

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K-12 ACTIVITIES

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Original Planetarium Shows Made in Alaska

UAA’s scientists are telling Alaska’s most fascinating stories  through several original planetarium films, including the popular River of Bears, which brings you face to face with brown bears in the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. We have recently completed filming "A Place Like No Other" which highlights the remote places and iconic animals of Alaska. 

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Licensing

We offer long-term show licensing for our UAA produced films to screen in your dome theater. Our fulldome shows are produced in 4K with 5.1 surround sound. For inquiries on licensing, please contact us at planetarium@alaska.edu or (907) 786-1838.

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About the Planetarium

The UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater offers an immersive full-dome experience with an all-digital definiti projector system made by Sky-Skan, Inc. Two Sony SXRD projectors illuminate the dome with over 12 million pixels, creating a razor-sharp image.  The dome is 10-meters (33 feet) in diameter and the theater has 62 seats (with tablet arms for notetaking) and three ADA spots.  The projector system can be operated in a "live" mode, enabling the operator to fly you through the Universe in real time.  We also offer full-dome movies on a variety of subjects.  (Please check our show listing to see which shows are currently being offered.)  The planetarium also has a Dolby 5.1 surround sound system with a subwoofer, for a seat-shaking experience.

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Donations

Your generous support helps ensure that the UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater can continue first class educational experiences right here in Alaska, and help encourage Alaska's best and brightest to remain a part of our communicty. A gift to the UAA Planetarium is an investment in Alaska's future.

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We are eager for help from volunteers in our community! If you are interested in helping, particularly if you have experience in astronomy, 3D modeling, or digital media creation, please send email us at planetarium@alaska.edu.

For more information about the planetarium, show offerings, or to schedule a private show, please contact the planetarium staff: planetarium@alaska.edu or by phone at (907) 786-1838.

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