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Mooniversary: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Mooniversary: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing! - July 20th 

All-Day passes are sold out!

There are still limited number of tickets available for individual shows. Visit Online Tickets to purchase your tickets.

There will still be free activities tables, screening of Apollo 11 landing (no ticket req’ed), and free public lectures.

Park Free at lot F10 on West Street.

UTA Planetarium is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with an all-day event hosted inside and outside the planetarium. We will be having regular public shows as well as free shows covering the Apollo missions leading up to and including Apollo 11, Apollo Trivia, and more!

Big News! - - We just added another UTA physicist to our list of activities at the Mooniversary! Dr. Manfred Cuntz will be speaking about a UTA perspective on moons and planets at 4:20PM this Saturday. You don't want to miss it!

Additionally, we will be having a guest speaker, Dr. Dora Musielak, a UTA Research Professor in the Physics Department. She will be giving a talk about the future NASA launch vehicles and how we will return to the Moon. She has a distinguished career in the aerospace industry and is a NASA Fellow, AIAA Associate Fellow, and many other recognitions.

Seating is limited! Individual show admission is based on availability and not guaranteed.

See Dr. Dora's talk "Another Giant Leap for Humankind" at 6PM! This will be a free public lecture that celebrates the first lunar landing and focuses on the new technologies that NASA is developing to take us back to the Moon and send humans to other deep space destinations. So make sure you stick around for a talk from a REAL rocket scientist!

Along with our inside planetarium events, we will be doing engineering crafts, rocket launches, and even some telescope time!

All of these festivities will happen on July 20th from 1PM to 9PM!

Get tickets for Mooniversary here!

Parking Info:

Free parking will be available in Lot F10 which is located on the NE corner of Mitchell and West St. You may park in the Maverick Parking Garage, however, normal fees apply. 

For the most up-to-date info on our events, please check us out on social media: @utaplanetarium

Click here for tickets!

UTA Planetarium is proud to announce that we now offer ticket sales online. We have been working on this for quite some time and are thrilled to finally get to open our online tickets to the world.

Tickets for shows can now be purchased up to 7 days in advance! The online store is mobile friendly and ready for all your devices. We are working to move our online gift shop into the same system soon as well, so be on the lookout for this in the future.

Get Your Tickets Here!

Upcoming Shows

Friday, July 19, 2019 (TODAY)
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019

For centuries, humankind has looked to the sky for inspiration, connection, and a better understanding of our place in the universe. In today’s increasingly urbanized world, where the lights of big cities can drown out even our closest constellations, it’s more important than ever to find a way to access that innate sense of wonder we all feel when taking in the moon and the stars. Uncover all that, and so much more, at UTA Planetarium.

A one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and special-occasion space, UTA Planetarium hosts public shows and events, private field trips, private parties, and—yes—the opportunity to look up at the sky in awe again. Come visit us and DISCOVER THE UNIVERSE!

About UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium is one of the three largest planetariums in Texas, located on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington. With its 60-foot dome projection surface, fully digital projection system, and advanced software, UTA Planetarium provides unparalleled views of the night sky, the solar system, stars, and distant galaxies—complemented with Dolby® surround sound.