The Fleet Science Center building will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, September 20-21, including Craveology and the North Star Science Store. The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is currently closed for upgrades and will reopen on Friday, October 29.
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The Sky Tonight

Monthly Astronomer-Led Planetarium Show

Join us for a tour of the solar system narrated by the Fleet’s resident astronomer. Journey through the cosmos with us as we explore a new topic each month. 

Presentations begin with the latest news in the fields of Space Science and Astronomy, followed by an exploration of the night sky as it looks on the day of the event and closing with the topic of the month.

 

SCHEDULE


September 1, 2021

7 p.m.
LIVE The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show

This month, The Sky Tonight is back in the beautiful Heikoff Giant Dome Theater for a live planetarium show

Tickets for the planetarium show will be available for purchase on the Fleet Science Center website. See the link below

Tickets for the LIVE event are: $19.95 for adults (members can make a reservation by calling our membership office at (619) 685-5713) and includes admission to the galleries before the event, so join us early!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

8:15 p.m.
VIRTUAL The Sky Tonight Astronomy Talk

For our loyal online community, we will also be hosting a virtual event from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. For everyone who would like to join us virtually, use the following eventbrite link to purchase you tickets. Please note that the time is different from our previous virtual The Sky Tonight events.

 

Falling Into Fall

September brings with it the Equinox and a change of seasons. What causes the seasons? And what else can we see in the Fall sky? Join us to find out!


October 6, 2021

This month will be a virtual talk ONLY, as our Heikoff Dome Theater will be undergoing some exciting improvements.
7 p.m.
VIRTUAL The Sky Tonight Astronomy Talk

 

 

The James Webb Telescope

Webb will be the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space. It will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe. Join us for this month's Sky Tonight show to learn more about the new James Webb telescope; what makes it so special and what we hope to learn from it.


November 3, 2021

Starting this month, November, we will be back to LIVE shows ONLY on the first Wednesday of the month. First show will be from 7 to 8 p.m., second show from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m.
7 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.
Interplanetary Debris

Asteroids have a lot to teach us about our solar system. Understanding their compositions and orbits teach us about their origins, enabling us to better understand our own. Every year in November the Leonid meteor shower occurs. What is a meteor shower? And how are meteor showers related to comets? Join us to learn all about interplanetary debris.!

 

December 1, 2021

7 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.
Ice Giants

The planets Uranus and Neptune have only been visited once by spacecraft. We still have much to learn about these lovely worlds and their moons. Join us to learn about the systems of the solar system’s ice giants.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 5, 2022

7 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.
The Wonders of the Winter Sky

The winter sky boasts familiar constellations, such as Orion, and prominent stars, like Sirius.  However, looking deeper into the sky, we can seem beautiful star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.  Please join us as we discover what the Winter Sky has to offer.