Strasenburgh Planetarium

Journey across the universe via spectacular shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium!

Online ticket sales for public shows are encouraged and end 5 minutes before showtime. Same-day and advance sale tickets are available at the Planetarium box office and Museum reception desk.


This Week’s Schedule

Shows at the Planetarium

  • Stars with Carl

    A monthly show devoted to the 1968 Carl Zeiss Mark VI star projector, with a live presenter conducting a tour of the original Planetarium sky.

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    • Monthly

    • Star Shows

  • The Sky Tonight

    Enjoy a concise tour of the stars, constellations, and planets in the current sky.

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    • Weekly

    • Star Shows

  • Planet Spectacular

    Visit all the planets in our solar system (and Pluto) and the most interesting and beautiful moons, all in one colorful show.

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    • Weekly

    • Featured

Programs & Exhibits at the Planetarium

  • Gambit Satellite Optical System

    Imagine building a camera with early 1960s technology to take photographs from 130 miles above the Earth, moving over 18,000 miles per hour, and clear enough to see trucks stored in a base.

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  • Rochester’s Eyes in Space

    Rochester’s Eyes in Space is an interactive exhibition exploring the technologies pioneered in Rochester that allow us to view distant stars, explore other planets, and better see what is happening on Earth.

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  • Same Sky

    Same Sky explores the universal importance of sky watching through unique cultural perspectives.

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Plan Your Event Under the Stars

A universe of exploration and discovery awaits you and your guests when you plan an event at the Strasenburgh Planetarium! You can even enhance your event with a star show, laser show, or giant-screen film.

What People Are Saying

“They can craft such magical experiences here. One of my favorite childhood places and still holds up as an amazing and fun place to be entertained and learn.”

Learning just got way more fun

Explore enrichment programs at the Museum & Science Center like Curiosity Camps, Scout programs, and Field Trips. Your child or student will tap into their own curiosity and engage in science and history exhibits and interactive experiences.

Field Trips

Embark on a journey of discovery with your students at the RMSC Museum & Science Center, RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, and RMSC Cumming Nature Center with curriculum-based programs.


Camps at the RMSC offer exciting opportunities for young minds ages 2-15. Get ready to share in new adventures, discover science, and explore exciting experiments!


Join us with your Den, Pack, or Troop here at the RMSC! We provide your scouts with hands-on experiments and activities centered on badge requirements that incorporate curiosity and exploration.

Discover three floors filled with over 200 interactive science and history theme exhibits and science demonstrations.

Explore 15 miles of hiking and ski trails, a Visitor Center, and year-round events and environmental education programs.