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Public Shows

The 2017-2018 season at O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features more than 30 Friday-evening public shows. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for best seats. No late seating is permitted. Public planetarium shows, with the exception of Cosmic Concerts, include a live-narrated “seasonal stargazing” segment in addition to the featured full-dome program. 


  • Adults: $5 per show
  • Children & Non-YHC Students: $3 per show
  • YHC Students/Faculty/Staff: Free
  • Purchase tickets in advance online!


Any remaining tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each show.

For answers to frequently asked questions about our public planetarium shows, click here.

Space Aliens: Looking for Life in the Universe

Join our “experts” on alien life— one hopeful, the other skeptical— as they try to convince each other whether or not life exists beyond the Earth. Follow their astrobiology arguments from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy! From ancient philosophers to modern-day scientists scouring the sky for exoplanets, humans have always wondered who else might be “out there.” This all-new show takes visitors on an incredible journey in an attempt to answer the ultimate question of the Universe: Are we alone?

May 18 at 8 p.m.

June 15 at 8 p.m.
June 22 at 8 p.m.
July 13 at 8 p.m.
July 20 at 8 p.m.