About The Planetarium
The Planetarium at UT Arlington is located in the University's Chemistry & Physics building
The Planetarium at UT Arlington is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and special occasion space located in the heart of north Texas. Open to the public for shows, star-gazing events, field trips, and private functions, The Planetarium reflects UT Arlington's commitment to service through educational engagement with the community.
The Planetarium Dome Theater
With a 60 foot diameter dome and state of the art Digistar 5 DLP Projection system, The Planetarium at UT Arlington is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the state of Texas. The Digistar 5 system can project stars, planets, galaxies, and virtually anything else onto the dome as they look in the real sky (including both the Northern and Southern hemispheres—when was the last time you saw the Southern Cross?) as well as immerse the audience in a full dome animation show. Shows combine stunning visual effects on the dome with powerful surround sound to transport audiences to all reaches of the universe, from a light-speed trip to see mysterious black holes to a wild safari inside the human body.
The theater provides comfortable reclining seats for an audience of nearly 150 and is wheelchair friendly. The planetarium can provide radio headsets for the hearing impaired.
The Chemistry & Physics Building
Opened in 2006, this $43 million cutting-edge building offers numerous laboratories and research space for chemistry, biochemistry, and physics, as well as a machine shop, offices, and a state of the art digital projection planetarium. The beautiful atrium lobby area and physics executive conference room are also available for rentals and functions.
The College of Science
The College of Science includes more than 2,500 undergraduates and 300 graduate students working on degrees in biology, chemistry and biology, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics, physics, and psychology. The College of Science is strongly involved with its students and also with outreach and community events.