Strasenburgh Planetarium

Shows & Events

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.

Some of our shows contains a sequence of flashing lights that may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other sensitivities.

Seats are first come, first served. We highly suggest coming early.

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Featured Presentations, Events, & Classes

  • Eclipse 2024!

    Take a seat under the Star Theater dome and fly into space to see the moon’s shadow sweep over the Earth.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Featured

  • Laser Beyoncé

    Grab your Single Ladies and sing along to the Queen’s discography under the dazzling lasers of the Planetarium dome.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Laser Shows

  • Black Holes Revealed

    Take a journey with us to explore and learn more about black holes!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Featured

  • Planet Spectacular

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

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Weekly

    • Featured

  • HOST YOUR OWN PRIVATE PLANETARIUM SHOW!

    Join us on a whirlwind, time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Featured

  • Roc the Eclipse festival

    Experience a 3-day science-packed festival with immersive hands-on activities, speakers, live entertainment, telescopes, planetarium shows, community exhibitors, food, and more!

    • The entire RMSC campus
    • April 6, 2024 – April 8, 2024

    • Featured

  • RMSC After Dark: Galactic Getdown

    RMSC After Dark is a series of after-hours social events for adults 21 and over featuring full Museum & Science Center access, Strasenburgh Planetarium exclusives, and cash bars.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • April 6, 2024 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

    • Adults


Star shows

  • 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.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Monthly

    • Star Shows

  • The Sky Tonight

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

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Weekly

    • Star Shows


Laser Shows

  • Laser Beyoncé

    Grab your Single Ladies and sing along to the Queen’s discography under the dazzling lasers of the Planetarium dome.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Laser Shows

  • Laser Taylor Swift

    Sing along to the songs you know All Too Well with hits from across the T-Swift discography under the dazzling lasers of the Planetarium dome.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Laser Shows

  • Pink Floyd Laser

    A laser show staple, experience the Pink Floyd show produced right here in Rochester at the Strasenburgh Planetarium!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • The Beatles in Laser Light

    Twist and Shout along to this classic laser show. This show was produced in-house at the Strasenburgh Planetarium.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • Led Zeppelin Laser

    Rock out to hits from the albums Houses of the Holy, Coda, Led Zeppelin III & IV, Mothership, and more!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • 70s Laser

    Get your groove on under the laser lights of the Planetarium dome to some of the 70’s greatest hits!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • 90s Laser

    From rock, to grunge, to Lilith Fair, there’s a little something for all 90’s lovers. This show was produced in-house at the Strasenburgh Planetarium.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • Radiohead Laser

    Hear all the hits of our Radiohead playlist accompanied by dazzling effects, from the comfort of a Planetarium recliner.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

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