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Never stop discovering

Chemeketa's Planetarium

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.

Current Show

Ring World

Fridays Jan. 10-Mar. 13

Saturn is the true “Lord of the Rings.” After a seven year journey from earth, the two-story Cassini spacecraft began orbiting Saturn in July, 2004. This mission of exploration ended in September 2017 following a successful close-up look at the planet and a final descent into it. Join us as we celebrate the many new images captured by Cassini over a 13 years period. See Saturn now in this full dome presentation.

All shows include a brief introduction that explores the night time sky over Salem during this season of the year.

Show Admission

Shows run Fridays from 7:30-8:30 pm
Tickets on sale at the door at 7:10 pm; cash-only
Seating limited to 60

Adults: $5
Children and Chemeketa students: $4