Welcome to the Planetarium

 

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After almost 40 years the Upton Planetarium has received a much needed face lift in thanks to the generosity of the Upton Foundation and Steve and Elizabeth Upton. A newly painted dome, refurbished star machine, new seating and the latest in digital technology, lights and sound will amaze visitors.

With one of the largest full-dome show libraries in Michigan, the Upton Planetarium can be a great educational resource for your classroom. We offer a variety of shows to help support your science curriculum.

Planetarium Director:

Contact Jenna Francis, at jfrancis@sjschools.org or 269-926-3469, with any questions or to schedule a show.


Field Trips & School Tours

Your visit to the planetarium includes a full-dome program along with a short, age-appropriate tour of the current night sky. Our show time is 10:15-11:00am, and shows are available January through May. We have 55 seats, which do include several that are wheelchair-accessible. The cost for a program is $75, which is due the day of your show. Checks may be made payable to St. Joseph Public Schools.


2016/17 COMMUNITY DAYS:

  • October 18th - Sesame Street: One World, One Sky (ages 3 and up, for small children)
  • November 16th - Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity (ages 13 and up)
  • January 19th - Orion: Legends of the Night Sky (ages 5 and up)
  • February 21st - The Cowboy Astronomer (ages 10 and up)
  • March 15th - Dawn of the Space Age (ages 11 and up) ***Canceled
  • April 20th - Two Small Pieces of Glass (ages 8 and up)
  • May 16th - Origins of Life (ages 8 and up)

ALL SHOWS WILL BEGIN AT 6:30 PM

CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS ON-LINE! 
Only $2.50 each. Limited number available per show.

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