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Discover the Universe

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UTA Planetarium has served the metroplex for 40 years. Your continued support gives us the means to continue bringing you the best in science education, not only for surrounding schools, but for the general public as well. 

Contributions of any size can help us further our goal of delivering space sciences and astronomy outreach to our great community. Donate today with a few easy clicks!

The UTA Planetarium may be closed to walk-in guests, but we are still here to bring the wonders of the universe to the public! Whether it is through our Virtual Field Trips, Live Star Streams, or even through the our YouTube series, Weekly Night Sky!

Until the public can once again walk through the doors of the planetarium, look below to learn more!

Moving Forward

Although, the planetarium may be physically closed, we here at the UTA Planetarium remain committed to bringing the community high-quality educational content. For up-to-date content please follow our social media for more info! 

Not only will we be posting our videos, but we will also be posting other exciting historical and educational material. Don't miss out!

Weekly Night Sky

Learn about the sky above your head every night! Once a week we are posting a Weekly Night Sky video to talk about current events in the sky. This will cover visible constellations, Moon phases, comets, and more! 

As with all of our content we always welcome questions, just leave them in the comments and we will make a video to answer your questions as they come in.

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Stellarium is a free software that lets you explore the night sky from the comfort of your own home. Use Stellarium to locate objects in your backyard or as an educational tool for your family. Learn about different constellations, planets, deep sky objects and more. You can download it for free at

Check out our Live Star Streams for help on using Stellarium.
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Ticket Gift Voucher

This year we are proud to reintroduce ticket gift vouchers available for purchase! Do you know someone who would love to come and see the stars in all their glory?

You can now share the night sky with all of the ones you love. We are offering mail-out ticket vouchers which can be purchased online today. Gift the stars now!


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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.