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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.
|Ages||0 - 3||4 - 12||13 - 54||
Current YCCD Students/Staff
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.
Ticket purchases available online through our Admissions/Nature Shop page.
|*Friday, June 1st, 2018||7:30pm||Perfect Little Planet|
|*Friday, June 1st, 2018||8:30pm||Two Small Pieces of Glass|
|Saturday, June 9th, 2018||11:00am||Perfect Little Planet|
|Saturday, June 9th, 2018||1:00pm||Two Small Pieces of Glass|
|Saturday, June 16th, 2018||11:00am||Perfect Little Planet|
|Saturday, June 16th, 2018||1:00pm||Two Small Pieces of Glass|
|Saturday, June 23rd, 2018||11:00am||Perfect Little Planet|
|Saturday, June 23rd, 2018||1:00pm||Two Small Pieces of Glass|
|Saturday, June 30th, 2018||11:00am||Perfect Little Planet|
|Saturday, June 30th, 2018||1:00pm||Two Small Pieces of Glass|
|*Friday, July 6th, 2018||7:30pm||Earth, Moon & Sun|
|*Friday, July 6th, 2018||8:30pm||From Earth to the Universe|
|Saturday, July 7th, 2018||11:00am||Earth, Moon & Sun|
|Saturday, July 7th, 2018||1:00pm||From Earth to the Universe|
|Saturday, July 14th, 2018||11:00am||Earth, Moon & Sun|
|Saturday, July 14th, 2018||1:00pm||From Earth to the Universe|
|Saturday, July 21st, 2018||11:00am||Earth, Moon & Sun|
|Saturday, July 21st, 2018||1:00pm||From Earth to the Universe|
|Saturday, July 28st, 2018||11:00am||Earth, Moon & Sun|
|Saturday, July 28st, 2018||1:00pm||From Earth to the Universe|
Great Valley Museum
Science Community Center
MJC West Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358
209 575-6466 fax
|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.