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The Planetarium at King High School was rededicated as The Robert Wollman Planetarium in 2011.  From 1981 to 2010, Mr. Wollman was the director of the Planetarium and a dedicated employee of CCISD.

School and Community group Field Trip visits may be scheduled to the Planetarium in the mornings, during the school day.  Contact Laura Peck, the planetarium director, to make your reservation at (361) 994-6917 or by email at Laura.Peck@ccisd.us.

The Planetarium is open to the public on Tuesday evenings during the regular school year.  Public shows combine digital video technology, along with the original GOTO star projector of the night sky.  Show programs are posted below and will change every few weeks.  Be sure to check back for updates.

Like outer space, our Planetarium does get cold at times.  For evening shows, it might be a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater.
Public Planetarium Programs Tuesday Evenings
The Planetarium is open to the public on Tuesday evenings during the regular school year. Tickets go on sale beginning at 5:30 pm, and the program begins at 6:00 pm. There is no late seating. Admission is by cash or check only. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults $4, children (ages 4-15) $3, and seniors (ages 55+) $3. Reservations are not required for the Tuesday Evening Public shows.
Now showing Tuesday evenings: "Out There - the Quest for Extrasolar Worlds
For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought. A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered.

UPCOMING EVENTS

09/26/17 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Planetarium Public Show
Out There
10/03/17 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Planetarium Public Show
Out There
10/10/17 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Planetarium Public Show
Out There
10/17/17 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Planetarium Public Show
Out There
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