Astronomy Nights

Mesa Community College invites you to explore the amazing Universe in our state-of-the-art Planetarium! Our Astronomy Nights are the first Friday of the month.

Summer Break for Astronomy Nights

There will be no MCC Astronomy Nights on the first Fridays of July and August to allow summer vacation for the Planetarium staff. Our next Astronomy Night will be September 5, 2014.

Enjoy your summer!

Upcoming Astronomy Nights:

  • September 5, 2014 - To be determined

  • October 3, 2014 - To be determined

  • November 2014 - To be determined

Other Information:

During Astronomy Nights, we also offer telescope viewing of the Moon, planets, and other celestial sights. Unlike the planetarium shows, telescope viewing will only occur if the skies are clear.

Groups of 25 or more are encouraged to contact Dr. Kevin Healy to schedule a visit to the Planetarium outside of the Astronomy Night schedule.

Astronomy Nights are held at the Physical Science Building (PS 15) just east of Dobson Road, two traffic lights south of Southern Avenue. Please see the map for our location on MCC's Southern & Dobson campus.

The Planetarium is located on the south side of the Physical Science Building and is labeled with "PLANETARIUM" in large black letters which are visible from Dobson Road and the MCC driveway off Dobson Road.

Free parking is available in the lots south of the Physical Science Building. Please avoid parking in the spaces marked "EMPLOYEES" until after 6:00 PM.