Explore the Universe at the Fleischmann Planetarium

Meet Paul McFarlane, Planetarium Director

Headshot of Paul McFarlanePaul McFarlane is the Director of the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center. An educator, Paul taught for more than 25 years in the Washoe County School District. He has studied astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Physics, doing coursework and research using the McLean Observatory telescopes at the Redfield Campus. McFarlane also trained at Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers with aerospace and NASA experts in astronomy, engineering and planetary science. 

Meet Paul


How to find us

The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. Learn more about getting to the Planetarium and where to park.


Public hours

Public shows are on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays