The MCC Planetarium opened in August 2008 as part of the new Physical Science building at the Southern & Dobson campus. The planetarium projection system was updated in January 2018. We offer public planetarium shows during our monthly Astronomy Nights. We welcome school groups and private groups to schedule shows as well.

Contact the Planetarium

Southern & Dobson

Building: PS 15

James Enos

Planetarium Coordinator
Office: Southern & Dobson Physical Science Building 15, Room 220
P: 480-461-7630

Kevin Healy

Planetarium Director
Office: Southern & Dobson Physical Science Building 15, Room 223
P: 480-461-7027

Kelli Santistevan

Administrative Secretary
P: 480-461-7015

Our 52-seat Planetarium is used for our college astronomy classes and we host community groups of all ages interested in astronomy.

Our Astronomy Nights are open to the public on the first Friday of the month during the Spring and Fall semesters. The Astronomy Nights include free planetarium shows and telescope viewing.

Due to high heat and limited emergency services available on campus during the summer semester, the planetarium is closed to the general public until Astronomy Nights resume in September. However, for groups of 10 or more, please contact the Planetarium Coordinator to inquire about a private visit.

Community groups (schools, scouts, adult groups, clubs, etc.) can request a visit to the MCC Planetarium through the blue "Request a Private Visit" button on the lower left of this page. The planetarium show and discussion topics of these private visits can be customized to the interests of the group.

Please visit the following pages for more information on the MCC Planetarium: