The Planetarium


The Planetarium at Santa Fe Community College is an integral part of the astronomy curriculum at SFCC, but we also pride ourselves on our accessibility to the general public! We offer presentations on the solar system planets, phases of the Moon, tours of night sky constellations, shows on modern astrophysics (e.g. dark matter), galaxies & cosmology, astrobiology, and more. The immersive shows offered at our Planetarium are a fun and exciting way to explore the cosmos from the comfort of a reclining seat!

Fall Meditations in the Planetarium

Monday – Friday 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.  and 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The SFCC Planetarium is a full-dome theater facility that can be used for a wide range of science-based educational experiences. We are available for hosting private events, birthday parties, K-12 school group visits, adult continuing education classes, and night-sky tours for all ages.

Find more information about Science on a Sphere here:

Map to the Planetarium

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The Planetarium is located inside of the Main Building of SFCC, West Wing, Room 215.

Admission Prices

Tickets are on sale for each show by following the links, below. Tickets may also be purchased at the SFCC Cashier’s Office, and with cash or credit card at the Planetarium doors, starting 30 minutes prior to the scheduled show time.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis!

Adults (13+) _________________________________  $8.00
Seniors, student, military, kids (under 13) ______ $5.00

*Refunds will only be granted in the case of cancellation (inclement weather, presenter illness) or if we over-sell seats.

Cashier’s Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holidays – Closed

Planetarium Public Shows

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Cosmic Castaways

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Phantom of the Universe

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Distant Worlds, Alien Life?.

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The Dark Matter Mystery

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Hot & Energetic Universe

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From Earth to the Universe

Private Rental Information

Planetarium Theater Rental

80 seats, full-dome/flat projector, performance space.
*No Planetarium show included.

Half day* (min. 4 hours)
$175 (non-profit)
$300 (corporate)

Full day* (over 4 hours)
$300 (non-profit)
$550 (corporate)

Private shows/field trips, etc.

Up to 1-hour Planetarium show ______________ $150
Up to 1-hour Science on a Sphere show ______ $100
Package deal for both (two 1-hour shows) ___  $220

Shows longer than 1 hour

Up to 2-hour Planetarium show ______________ $250
Up to 2-hour Science on a Sphere show ______ $170
Package deal (up to 4 hours for both) ________ $320

For more information, please contact Kelly Trujillo or Cheryl Sensibaugh