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.

Getting to the Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is located north of Lawlor Events Center on North Virginia and 16th Street, It is 1.5 miles north of the downtown Reno arch.

Where to park

Free permit parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, level 3, just east of the planetarium. Park between designated Planetarium parking signs.

Public transportation to the Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is served by Citifare bus lines, with stops throughout Reno and Sparks. For the downtown area’s public transportation system visit RTC.

 

Public hours

Public shows are on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays