breadcrumbs-home chemeketa-community-college-abstract-logo chemeketa-community-college-abstract-logo cross minus plus menu search oregon chemeketa-instagram envelope-o star check close home chevron-left chevron-right plus2 chevron-up chevron-down twitter facebook envelope linkedin angle-left angle-right angle-up angle-down rotate-left instagram
Jump to Header Jump to Main Navigation and Secondary Navigation Jump to main content Jump to Footer

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

We Choose Space!
Every Friday from Sept. 27-Nov. 22

Astronauts Scott Parazinsky, Tom Jones, Gene Cernana and veteran space reporter Walter Cronkite are your tour guides on this adventure to the International Space Station and to the past and future moon. Includes fulldome imagery using the fisheye lens on the International Space Station. There will also be a short movie about the Apollo Lunar Landing.

All shows include a brief introduction that explores the nighttime 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