Join us in the largest operating planetarium in Orange County
to explore the mysteries of the Universe under our dome. School
and Community Shows presented at the Santa Ana College Campus.
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Only $3.00 per seat! Space is limited, reservations required!
Call for scheduled weekday show dates or to arrange special presentations
for your group of 50 or more, subject to facility and presenter
availability. Selected dates are available from September through
May. Also, ask about our special Summer programs.
For Reservations and Information, call the Planetarium at (714)
564-6356 on Tuesday and Thursday between 10 AM and 1 PM Or leave
a message. We do return your calls!
Tessmann Planetarium programming is designed to be interactive
and engage people in the wonders of astronomy. Here, briefly,
are what our shows offer:
"A Tour of the Solar System"
Dr. Eastmond, our Planetarium Director, presents an engaging introduction
of physical concepts used in astronomy. Describing the sky on
our thirty-three foot dome, participants are taken on a tour of
our Solar System where we discover how rare the conditions are
on our planet.
"Where are you?"
Lift off with Sheryl D. Johnson as she leads your students on
an age specific adventure forming a backbone for their astronomy
studies, reinforced with the latest images and information from
the forefront of space science. Students will explore the current
night sky and travel across the magnificent reality of our Solar
System and Galaxy, discovering their own unique place and address
in our universe.
"How far is up?"
Mr. Prescott introduces the scientific method while taking you
on a journey from the center of the Earth to the edge of the Universe
in search of the answer to a simple question, How far is
up? You will participate in finding answers while you visit
each of the planets of the Solar System, our Milky Way Galaxy
and, ultimately, the limits of what we can see in our Universe.
As Plutarch once said, "The mind is not a vessel to be filled,
but a fire to be ignited." At the Tessmann Planetarium, the
right tools at the right time bring ideas and minds together.
We strive to ignite minds with the wonder of astronomy... to be
a Pathway to the Stars.