About the Planetarium

The UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater offers an immersive fulldome experience with an all-digital projection system by SSIA Technologies, powered by DigitalSky Dark Matter. Two high-powered Sony GTZ380 laser projectors illuminate the dome with over 12 million pixels, creating a razor-sharp, bright, and colorful 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 fulldome system can be operated in a "live" mode, enabling the operator to fly you through the Universe in real time.  We also offer fulldome movies on a variety of subjects.  (Please check our show listing to see which shows are currently being offered).  The planetarium also has a 5.1 surround sound system with a subwoofer for a seat-shaking experience.

Some other noteworthy offerings:

  • All new LED cove lighting, delivering over 281 trillion colors to illuminate the dome around the horizon and create special effects.
  • Integration of video capture and streaming capabilities to the fulldome system so presenters, students, or guests can display external content on the dome by plugging in a laptop, gaming console, or other video source.
  • Updated real time software to DigitalSky Dark Matter, bringing modern science visualizations in astronomy, biology, and Earth sciences to the University and community of Anchorage.

Booking Prices for the Planetarium & Visualization Theater

The fee for Planetarium usage is as follows (private shows):

  • Full use of Planetarium with presenter (general) $500 per hour
  • Full use of Planetarium with presenter (school/youth) $250 per hour
  • Full use of Planetarium (Title 1 school) $150 per hour
  • Full use of Planetarium with presenter (UAA class) no fee

*If you are a UAA Organization, Club, or Department, please contact the Planterium directly for rates. 

Ticket Prices for Planetarium & Visualization Theater Public Shows

  • Free for current UAA Planetarium Members
  • $10 for Adults
  • $ 5 for UAA Students (w/ valid ID)
  • $ 5 for Youth (12 and under)

If you have additional questions or comments about pricing, you can email us at planetarium@alaska.edu or call 907-786-1838. Tickets for public shows available at uaatix.com.