Public Shows

Public Shows

For Summer 2018 shows will begin at 1:00 PM and 2:15 PM.  Tickets are $6 (adults) and $4 (children 12 and under).  During each public program we will take you on a tour of the current night skies of Missoula, pointing out noteworthy objects, constellations, planets, or upcoming events visible in the night sky.  The show will then shift to an engaging topic chosen by that evening's presenter.  Topics could range from a focus on unique night sky phenomena, our solar system and its exploration, extrasolar planets found within the Milky Way, stellar groupings in our galaxy, or large scale patterns of the universe as a whole.  See below for a full list of the scheduled programs.  Note:  Shows often sell out in advance.  If interested in a particular show, please purchase your tickets using the links found beneath each show date, tickets are not sold at the door.

Age Recommendations 

We do not have any firm guidelines with respect to children.  If a child can remain quiet and attentive for the 50 minutes, then it is fine for that child to attend.  We find that children age 7 and older enjoy the show best, as the subject matter is at a more advanced level.  Parents are responsible for their child and may be asked to leave if the child is disruptive.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer 2018 

Clike on the link for the date and time for the show you would like to attend.  If you encounter issues with the ticketing website try changing your browser to Chrome or Safari.  

June 21st - Mark Resier
1pm tickets here;  2:15pm tickets here

June 28th - Loren Spencer
1pm tickets here;  2:15pm tickets here

July 12th - Mark Reiser
1pm tickets here;  2:15pm tickets here

July 26th - Loren Spencer
1pm tickets here;  2:15pm tickets here

August 2nd - Eric Dennison
1pm tickets here;  2:15pm tickets here

August 16th - Eric Dennison
1pm tickets here;  2:15pm tickets here

Admission for public programs is $6 for adults, and $4 for children (12 and under).  Tickets are not sold at the door.  Our maximum capacity for public events is 28, please purchase your tickets well in advance, as these events may sell out quickly.  Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of your show, as the planetarium entrance will be closed once the show begins.  Due to safety concerns in navigating the dark room we are unable to admit people after a show begins.

If you have any questions please call 406-243-2073 or email: planetarium@umontana.edu