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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

Two Small Pieces of Glass
7:30 pm, Fridays, April 6-June 8, 2018

This full-dome presentation follows two teenage students who learn from an astronomer how telescopes work during a star party. It also examines how these optical instruments have improved in the last 400 years and what great discoveries were made with them since the time of Galileo.


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 7:15 pm; cash-only
Seating limited to 60

Adults: $5
Children and Chemeketa students: $4