Tour the solar system with the Fleet’s resident astronomer and connect with other skywatchers. Journey through the cosmos with us as we explore a new topic each month.  

  • The Sky Tonight: Monthly planetarium show at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.  
  • NEW!  The Sky Tonight: Virtual Edition at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, via Zoom
  • NEW!  The Sky Tonight: Family Edition at 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month  

Presentations begin with a look at the sky followed by a special topic presentation.  

Before or after Wednesday shows at the Fleet, join members of the San Diego Astronomy Association on the Prado by the Bea Evenson Fountain and be inspired by the stars in the actual night sky (weather permitting) through different telescopes.  

Please use the ticket link under each event to secure your participation. 

Please note late seating or refunds for late arrivals are not permitted. 

A long image of the milk way galaxy in purple and red lights
The dumbell nebulae which looks like many stars clustering in the center and fanning out in a bowtie shape of red and purple with a green center
A total solar eclipse with only one quarter of the sun still shining from behind a black circle moon
Hundreds of stars clustered together
A white galaxy glowing against the dark shaped like the brim of a sombrero
The Crab Nebula with yellow and orange colors on the circular rim that branch and crackle into the center which is more blue
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Save the Date  

The Sky Tonight: Virtual Edition
Jul 17 at 7:00–8:00pm

Join skywatchers from around the world, via Zoom, as the Fleet’s resident astronomer takes a closer look at the wonders of our skies. In this month of San Diego Comic-Con and the 55th anniversary of the first moon landing, join us to celebrate the exploration of the solar system. 

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Dwarf Planets
Aug 7 at 7:00–8:00pm

Although not visible with the naked eye, some interesting objects exist in the August night sky: Pluto, Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, which are four of the five officially designated dwarf planets. Join us to learn what dwarf planets are and why this category was developed. 

Dwarf Planets
Aug 7 at 8:15–9:15pm

Although not visible with the naked eye, some interesting objects exist in the August night sky: Pluto, Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, which are four of the five officially designated dwarf planets. Join us to learn what dwarf planets are and why this category was developed. 

The Sky Tonight: Family Edition
Aug 11 at 11:00am–12:00pm

In this month of San Diego Comic-Con and the 55th anniversary of the first moon landing, join us to celebrate the exploration of the solar system. 

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