UTA Planetarium is one of the largest planetariums in the State of Texas located in a groundbreaking UTA research facility. With its 60-feet dome projection surface, fully digital projection system and advance software, UTA Planetarium provides its visitors views of realistic night sky, the Solar System, stars, and distance galaxies complemented with Dolby surround sound.
UTA Planetarium is available for field trips 7-days a week and some days for public. Our public show schedule is posted on our website.
During a planetarium show, an Astronomer will provide night sky tour, present the Solar System and other Point-Of-Interest objects, and cover trending Astronomy topics. The session will be followed by Q&A, and a pre-recorded program. Live presentations are customized for K-12 field trips to meet the current curriculum standards, TEKS, and teachers' specific goals. Typical length of planetarium shows are 1-hour for K-12 field trips, 45-minutes for public shows.