The Planetarium
The Planetarium
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PostBop
Covina, CA69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We saw the Aurora Borealis show, and it was quite stunning in the 360º dome. And all for $2.50? Tip: Allow a bit of extra time to find the Planetarium; it's not exactly prominent on the CSN campus.
Written 21 December 2023
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Renee G
Nevada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
I thought the show was good, and I thought the young man that was speaking, knew what he was talking about it. He was friendly and I had a great time and I will be going back..
Written 5 July 2023
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Nuno
Medford, OR55 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Very small room with shows that are just so so. The staff is formed by a couple of students that try to unsuccessfully animate the spectators but don't really know how. At the end of each show they ask you if you have questions and if you do, they'll bring they'll look on their cellphones, correct each other, etc. They're completely unprepared. The girl at the gift shop gives up information drop by drop like you're bothering her. They have a few commercial videos that don't explain anything. I watched 'Ancient Skies, Ancient Mysteries' and 'Stars of The Pharaohs', which I'm told is their most popular show but these are just the kind of documentaries you'd find on youtube (not these specific ones). They're not at all educational in nature. They just tell you that ancient peoples watched the night sky in admiration and some even aligned some temples with the cardinal points. Especially the first show was about asking questions without giving answers, the kind "What were they thinking" or "why did they do that?". Don't think you're going to learn anything about Space, Stars, Planets, Galaxies, or our solar system. I guess it's OK to entertain kids.
Written 11 February 2023
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Shayn Striegel
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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, NV2,340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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, NV237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, NV47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, NV194 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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