Explore the Universe at the Fleischmann Planetarium

Full-dome theater • space-themed exhibits • educational activities for all ages

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Explore space and beyond in our current public full-dome theater show offerings.

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Planets program: Great Planet Adventures

NASA astronaut Don Pettit and a cast of future space travelers introduce amazing activities that could take place at each of the planets in this visually-rich tour of our Solar System.

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Exploring space and time: Tales of a Time Traveler

Scottish actor David Tennant explores the Big Bang, the birth of the universe, stars, galaxies, meteorites, dinosaurs, black holes, the elements in our bodies, and even the iron in our blood in this exciting new show from the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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Special 7-minute feature upon request: FORWARD! To the Moon.

Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters launches us on a journey beyond the Earth towards a sustainable future in space. NASA’s 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe.

Science and Imagination Series

Learn something new during every visit with two new shows each month as part of the Science and Imagination Series.

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January: Magic of the Otherworld

In this full-dome show, a world-class harpist performs a concert in immersive, “magical” settings both real and imagined — transporting the audience to other worlds of sight and sound.

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January: Cosmic Origins

Explore how scientists use the newest instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope — the Cosmic Origins Spectroscope (COS) — to decode the mysteries and origin of the universe!

 

Public hours

Public shows are on Fridays and Saturdays.

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We are open for pre-arranged groups and field trip programs 7 days a week.

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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.

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