Offering evening shows most Fridays during fall, winter and spring terms.
Discover Chemeketa's Planetarium
Chemeketa's Planetarium has offered astronomy presentations since 1977. The theater seats 60 people under a 35-foot dome where realistic images of stars, planets, sun and moon are projected onto the ceiling for visitors to study and enjoy.
Each year, four to five different shows are scheduled that address topics ranging from our solar system, our galaxy of stars and the universe of galaxies.
The Chemeketa Planetarium is closed for Winter Break. Friday night shows will resume on Friday, January 12th. Our upcoming winter show will be about the 2024 solar eclipse.
The Chemeketa Planetarium is located in Building 2, Room 171 on the Chemeketa Salem Campus off Lancaster Drive. Use the Blue parking lot. Tickets are sold at the door about 15 minutes before show time. Seating is limited to 60 and once the show begins, sorry no admission. Seat reservations are not taken at this time. For more information, please call 503.399.5248.