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San Juan College Planetarium

The only permanent planetarium installation in the Four Corners region. Based out of San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico, this planetarium offers monthly shows for free to the community.

See their website for more details: SJC Planetarium

The SJC planetarium is an excellent public learning place with regular free monthly presentations called AstroFridays. It’s located on the main campus of San Juan College in Farmington, NM.

AstroFriday shows typically take two forms: traditional planetarium or fulldome. Traditional planetarium shows involve a projection of a computer-generated sky that can be manipulated by the presenter to show various sky objects and their locations with great precision and clarity for numerous educational purposes. Fulldome shows are modern video presentations that fill the dome with a imagery to teach about various space and astronomy-related topics.

The planetarium also hosts star parties after shows with various large reflecting telescopes as well as monthly solar telescope sessions during the daytime. While the planetarium show won’t be affected by weather, these sessions will.

2017-18 Shows:
    June  2 (7:30 & 8:30 pm) - New Horizons for a Little Planet (fulldome) 
    July  28 (7:30 & 8:30 pm) - The Astronomy of Harry Potter 
    August 18 (6:30 & 7:30 pm) - Path of Totality 
    September 29 (6:30 & 7:30 pm) - Cosmic Castaways (fulldome)     
    October 27 (6:30 & 7:30 pm) - Back to the Moon for Good (fulldome)  
    November 17 (6:30 & 7:30 pm) - The Norse Sky   
    December 2 (Saturday) - Luminaria Stargaze
    December 8 (6:30 & 7:30 pm) - The Star of Bethlehem
    January 26 (6:30 & 7:30 pm) - Navajo Sky Legends    
    February 23 (6:30 & 7:30 pm) - Dark (fulldome)    
    March 16 (6:30 & 7:30 pm) - The Astronomy of Harry Potter  
    April 20 (6:30 & 7:30 pm) - Solar Quest (fulldome)   
    May 18 (7:30 & 8:30 pm) - Citizen Sky – Epsilon Aurigae (fulldome)      

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Directions:
Navigate to the San Juan College Main Campus.



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