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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

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.
Coming February 20, 2018! Phantom of the Universe
Explore dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. Investigate the impact of this elusive substance on the largescale structure of the universe and the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term “dark matter.” We’ll marvel at the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda galaxy and plummet deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, which is housed in a former gold mine. From there, we’ll end our journey across space and time at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituent of dark

Planetarium Newsletter 5-3


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