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.
October 2nd, 2023 – October 8th, 2023
Shows at the Planetarium
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.
Enjoy a concise tour of the stars, constellations, and planets in the current sky.
Visit all the planets in our solar system (and Pluto) and the most interesting and beautiful moons, all in one colorful show.
partial eclipse viewing
Enjoy the partial eclipse with insights from astronomy experts! Join RMSC staff members and knowledgeable volunteers from the Astronomy Section, Rochester Academy of Science for free, eye-safe viewing of the eclipse.
Programs & Exhibits at the Planetarium
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.
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.
Same Sky explores the universal importance of sky watching through unique cultural perspectives.
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.
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.