Please remember that events may be canceled or rescheduled last minute due to unpredictable weather or other factors. We encourage you to reach out to event organizers before heading out to an event to verify it is still happening.
Come along on a journey to the stars with University of Illinois Astronomer James B. Kaler in an exciting program written and produced by the Great Lakes Planetarium Association. Nichelle Nichols (from the original “Star Trek”) and Dr. Kaler narrate this personal look at gravity, light, and the spectrum and how they help us decipher the lifestyles of the stars. The Stargazer has been updated and adapted for fulldome video!
Tickets can be purchased in the planetarium lobby 30 minutes prior to the shows. Cash and checks (made out to Parkland College only), VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
- They cannot accept bills over $20.
- No gift cards of any kind can be accepted.
- No advance ticket sales; all tickets are sold at the door.
Public Show Admission
- Adults: $8
- Children (12 and under), seniors (65 and over), and Parkland students and staff: $7
- Stay for both regular shows on the same evening and get the second show half price!
- Groups (20+): $4 per person (one show) or $6 per person (two consecutive shows)
- Friends of the Staerkel Planetarium members: no charge