The Planetarium
The Planetarium
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Shayn Striegel
4 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Took my wife to see another show at the Planetarium at CSN. The tickets were only $4.00 each because we are students. We watched Space Next. It was an immersive look at the history and future of space travel. The show changes every couple of months and you can go to the CSN planetarium website to see what's playing. The gift shop also has lots of fun things to purchase for kids (or kids at heart, like myself). The shows on weekends are geared towards different age groups starting with the earliest show being for younger children and ending with the latest show (8 pm) geared towards an older crowd.

I believe the planetarium is one of the best parts of North Las Vegas.
Written 10 March 2019
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Hope J
1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Family
Tried this twice . The lady who works the register is rude as can be . Not clear on what’s presented and offered here on website . Planetarium is supposed to be about planets ????????????
Written 5 October 2018
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OpaQ
Las Vegas, NV2,502 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
A small planetarium consist of a theater, a merchandise store, some displays on the alley upstairs and the observatory.

The store was interesting. There are many small toys, some freeze dried astronaut foods, etc. with good prices.

The Theater was small with 68 seats. Best seat probably on the 2nd or 3rd row from the back.

Public program open on Friday (6PM, 7PM and 8PM) and Saturday (3.30PM, 6PM, 7PM, 8PM). General admission $6 - CASH only!.

The show was about 30 minutes and another +/-30 minutes presentation from the Curator. He's really good and passionate about the subject; and easy on the eyes too 😊.

Observation start after the 8PM show. There were some people who skipped the show and came only for the observation. Everybody went outside and observed Jupiter.

Overall we had fun with the experience. Also very educational for my 4 years old niece and us adults.
Written 10 July 2017
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Timothy S
Las Vegas, NV5 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
I went a couple of weeks ago and saw the show Space Next. I really enjoyed it and plan on going back to see the show on Black Matter. A small but fun Planetarium.
Written 2 October 2016
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stein525
Las Vegas, NV256 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
Is a member of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society, I regularly visit the planetarium as that is where the society holds its monthly meetings. I also occasionally visit to see planetarium shows. Who would've thought that a planetarium would be located in one of the most light polluted locations on earth?

The planetarium offers good planetarium shows which are frequently changed. For people who are interested in astronomy, the night skies or related subjects, this is a nice place to visit while in Las Vegas.
Written 22 June 2016
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WFox8
Las Vegas, NV48 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Took the kids here to see Saturn and its moons when they were very visible this summer. The clarity and power of the telescope was amazing. It was like Saturn was so close and so clear. Truly amazing to see, and the kids loved it. We watched both shows before going out and they were great. Although I believe one was changing for the new information on Pluto, so we will have to go back.
Written 13 August 2015
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TrvlnRoundUS
Las Vegas, NV207 contributions
May 2015 • Family
Went to see the "Cowboy Astronomer" presentation - apparently a new show. It was the first time we were there - poor directions on where the planetarium is on campus. It is extremely small - around 70 seats - and relatively low ceiling. Seats are old college stationary ones - nothing reclines - horrible on the neck.

The show was really very bad. Cartoon-like story about a cowboy astronomer - there was more about this character than about the night sky. The end he is telling how his wife died and how he is not ready to die yet but when he does he'll go into the heavens with her into his own constellation. The entire 45minutes or so was horrible - especially for $6/person.

After the 30 minute "show" is about a 15 minute presentation pointing out a few major constellations in the sky - a handout would have been nice to give out to show the viewers how to find things when they got home.

Don't waste your money. You'll learn more and see more renting a video on astronomy at the library or by using the GoogleSky Map on your phone.
Written 2 May 2015
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Aileen89081
South Ryegate, VT150 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
This is a small planetarium but for me that was part of the charm. The presentations are great and it's obvious that the presenters are very passionate about the subject matter. Best part is after the presentations, they take you out to gaze through some of the school's telescopes and tell you about a number of the heavenly bodies that you might see. I also believe in supporting these types of grass-roots attractions and presentations that are obviously cared for by people who have a genuine passion for their subject.
Written 2 September 2014
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Angelica P
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States3 contributions
Dec 2011
I've lived in Las Vegas for 20 years and didn't know we had a Planetarium, I went with my son's Cubscout's troop. I think the kids were really impressed with the entire experience. I will definetely will take them again. It was great!
Written 24 March 2012
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rayneflower
belleville, IL2 contributions
Nov 2011
It was a small room.. but that was okay. The part that could have been better was the light in the projector. The movie we saw looked like 50% dim and was a little fuzzy. It was a great movie though! Very scientific... about evolution. Vegas doesn't have a big science oriented community - and the funding will never go towards making this bigger/better. I'm glad it's here though.
Written 19 November 2011
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