Fiske Planetarium innovates immersive, educational experiences to engage, inspire, and build community. At Fiske, you can explore the universe through their fully immersive 360-degree experiences, including engaging and interactive films, star shows, live talks, live concerts, special artistic performances, and laser and liquid sky shows throughout the entire year. Their public shows are scheduled on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, plus matinees on Saturday and Sunday. While you wait for the show to start, they invite you to marvel at their Science on a Sphere, interact with their educational exhibits and current art exhibit, and experience the scale of the solar system walk through campus.
Fiske Planetarium's 65-foot diameter dome (the largest between Chicago and Los Angeles) was for many years home to one of the few Zeiss Mark VI star projectors, affectionately known as "Fritz," after the German engineer who oversaw its installation. In 2013, Fiske completed a major systems upgrade with an 8K Sky-Skan projection system that allows them to show the most cutting-edge content in a truly immersive environment that fully surrounds audiences with a huge screen, dazzling visuals, and fantastic sound. The new MegaStar projector shows 10 million stars and the Milky Way, creating one of the most beautiful indoor skies ever. Fiske Planetarium was founded in 1975 through a generous by a donation from Wallace Franz Fiske, CU alumni class of 1917.
Also visit Sommers-Bausch Observatory, their sister facility next door. The observatory hosts free telescope viewings on Friday evenings, weather permitting, and tours are available too.
Give the gift of the universe through their membership program. Planetarium members (Space Buffs), enjoy an astronomical number of benefits for a full year including:
50% discount on ticket(s) for regular shows and 25% discount on ticket(s) for special events
10% discount on gift store items and 10% discount on rental fees
10% discount on annual membership renewal
FREE admission to member-only events, FREE guest passes to share with friends and family
Monthly member e-newsletter and priority notice for special events
Additional information on upcoming shows and their membership program can be found here!