Calendar of General Space Events

Friday, April 27.
7:00 pm: Night Sky Show
8:00 pm: Mars INSIGHT Mission Preview

John Drescher Planetarium
Santa Monica College
Drescher Hall Room 223

Tickets may be purchased at the door on the evening of the show 20 minutes prior to showtime, or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; 8 a.m. to 12 noon Mon-Wed). Shows (except selected guest lectures) are held in the John Drescher Planetarium, located on SMC’s Main Campus in Drescher Hall Room 223.

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Admission to a single show or lecture is $6 ($5 for seniors age 60+ and children age 12 and under). For the double-bill price of $11 ($9 seniors and children), you can enjoy both the Night Sky Show and the evening’s scheduled Feature Show or Guest Lecture.

Please Note: ALL 8:00 PM feature programs are preceded by the 7 PM “Night Sky” program described above. If you wish to see the constellations and sky motions, you want the 7:00 PM Night Sky show. All programs are subject to change in the event of an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances.

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For more information contact the SMC Events Office at: (310) 434-3005 or email: events [at] smc [dot] edu.

Friday, May 4., 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
All Space Considered

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Thursday, May 10.
7:30 pm: Spring Sky Show
8:30 pm: Magellan: Report from Venus

Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium
California State University, Northridge

For show information: call 818.677.5601

General admission: $6 for one show, $10 for two shows
Student admission: $4 for one show, $7 for two shows
Recommended for ages 8 and up

Tickets are available at the door prior to show time. To ensure a seat, advance ticket purchase is recommended.
To order tickets, call the A.S. Box Office: 818.677.2488 [Monday – Friday: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.]

Parking is enforced 24/7 everywhere on campus. All parking lots have parking permit dispensers and/or an attendant booth. Purchase your parking permit and follow the posted parking instructions before you walk over to the Planetarium. We recommend using Lot G4, located on Zelzah Avenue. The cost of the parking permit is $6.00 per vehicle.

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Saturday, May 19, 2:00 pm – 9:45 pm.
Los Angeles Astronomical Society Star Party

Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers, and The Planetary Society. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Calendar items may be sent to calendar [at] oasis-nss [dot] org. Flyers may be sent in .jpg or .pdf format.


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