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Modesto Junior College

Planetarium

Experience Space Like Never Before

The William R. Luebke Planetarium is an instrumental learning environment within the Science Community Center.  Students studying astronomy utilize the planetarium as a learning laboratory traveling from planet to planet within our solar system and beyond.  Such a tool allows one to experience the universe in a way far superior to what images in a textbook can convey.  Other classes, such as Earth Science, Geology, Physics, Life Sciences, and the Humanities also visit the planetarium to bring a context to their learning that goes far beyond the classroom.

The planetarium itself consists of a Zeiss Skymaster ZKP-4 LED/fiber-optic star projector coupled with the Zeiss Velvet Projection System.  Together, these top-of-the-line projection instruments display unparalleled images of the night sky and full-dome planetarium films onto a 40-foot suspended dome ceiling for an audience of up to 100 people.

The Planetarium is available for reservation by groups. Please visit the GVM Tours page for more information and requirements.

Tickets

Ages 0 - 3 4 - 12 13 - 54

55(seniors)

Current YCCD

Students/Staff

Cost

Not

Recommended

$4 $6 $5 $5

Tickets available for purchase in the GVM Nature Shop.  Planetarium shows are not recommended for children under 4 years of age.  Show times are on Saturdays at 11am & 1pm. Each show is limited to the first 100.  Please plan accordingly as the doors to the Planetarium do not open once the program has begun.  No food or drink is allowed inside the planetarium.  Please check our Admissions/Nature Shop page for current programs and pricing.

Our Shows

From Earth to the Universe (ages 12+)
Earth Moon and Sun (ages 5+)
Two Small Pieces of Glass (ages 5+)
Solar Quest (ages 7+)   *Not recommended for School Tours
Back to the Moon (ages 7+)
Ultimate Universe (ages 12+)
Earthquake (ages 7+)

 

MAY - JUNE - JULY
Date Time Show
Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:00am  Earth, Moon & Sun
Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:00pm From Earth to the Universe
*Friday, June 02, 2017 7:30pm Two Small Pieces of Glass
*Friday, June 02, 2017 8:30pm Earth, Moon & Sun
Saturday, June 03, 2017 11:00am  Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday, June 03, 2017 1:00pm Earth, Moon & Sun
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 12:30pm Ultimate Universe
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 12:30pm Back to the Moon
Thursday, June 08, 2017 12:30pm Earthquake
Saturday, June 10, 2017 11:00am  Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday, June 10, 2017 1:00pm Earth, Moon & Sun
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:30pm Back to the Moon
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:30pm Earthquake
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:30pm From Earth to the Universe
Saturday, June 17, 2017 11:00am  Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday, June 17, 2017 1:00pm Earth, Moon & Sun
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:30pm Earthquake
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:30pm From Earth to the Universe
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:30pm Ultimate Universe
Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:00am  Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday, June 24, 2017 1:00pm Earth, Moon & Sun
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:30pm From Earth to the Universe
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:30pm Ultimate Universe
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:30pm Back to the Moon
Saturday, July 01, 2017 11:00am  Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday, July 01, 2017 1:00pm Earth, Moon & Sun
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 12:30pm Earth, Moon & Sun
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 12:30pm Ultimate Universe
Thursday, July 06, 2017 12:30pm Earthquake
*Friday, July 07, 2017 7:30pm Back to the Moon
*Friday, July 07, 2017 8:30pm Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday, July 08, 2017 11:00am  Back to the Moon
Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:00pm Two Small Pieces of Glass
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:30pm Ultimate Universe
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:30pm Earthquake
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:30pm From Earth to the Universe
Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:00am  Back to the Moon
Saturday, July 15, 2017 1:00pm Two Small Pieces of Glass
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:30pm Earthquake
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:30pm From Earth to the Universe
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:30pm Earth, Moon & Sun
Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:00am  Back to the Moon
Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:00pm Two Small Pieces of Glass
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:30pm From Earth to the Universe
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:30pm Earth, Moon & Sun
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:30pm Ultimate Universe
Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:00am  Back to the Moon
Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:00pm Two Small Pieces of Glass
*Science Night
# Generously provided by The British Fulldome Institute.
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Great Valley Museum

Connect With Us

Great Valley Museum
Science Community Center
MJC West Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358
209 575-6196
209 575-6466 fax
gvm@mjc.edu

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Museum Hours

Sunday closed
Monday closed
Tuesday 9 to 4
Wednesday 9 to 4
Thursday 9 to 4
Friday 9 to 4
Saturday 9 to 4

Parking on the MJC campus is $2 Monday - Friday. Please bring small bills. Parking is free after 5 pm on Fridays and all day on weekends. Please check our planetarium page for planetarium show times.

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