Planetariums

Washington D.C.

 

The Albert Einstein Planetarium
Embark on an astronomical adventure. Learn about the nature of the universe. Realistic astronomical experiences are produced under the Planetarium’s 70-foot (21 meter)-diameter dome, using the Carl Zeiss Model VIa  planetarium instrument, America’s Bicentennial gift from the people of West Germany, and hundreds of auxiliary visual effects devices.

In the National Air and Space Museum, 6th street and
Independence Ave. SW.
Metro: L’Enfant Plaza
Open daily, except Dec. 25, 10 AM to 5:30 PM

 

Rock Creek Nature Center
Located with the Rock Creek Nature Center, the planetarium serves as an astronomy laboratory, allowing visitors to study the sky under ideal conditions. The only planetarium in the national park system, it is meant to stimulate and foster an interest in the sky and stars.

5200 Glover Rd. NW
202-426-6829

 

Virginia

 

David M. Brown  Planetarium
1426 N. Quincy St. Arlington
703-228-6070

Maryland

 

Davis Planetarium
Explore the vastness of the universe.  Find constellations, visit other worlds, or travel deep into space in these original productions.  Beneath the 50-foot dome, hundreds of images and special effects mix with over 8500 stars to portray the marvels of the cosmos.

In the Maryland Science Center
601 Light St. Baltimore (near the Inner Harbor)
Open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday thru Friday
410-685-5225

Howard B. Owens Science Center
The planetarium is one feature of the Howard B. Owens Science Center, which is owned and operated by the Prince George’s County Public School System for the benefit of its population of over 100,000 students. The planetarium is the largest in the state of Maryland, and one of the most sophisticated as well. Its size and features enables presentation of planetarium shows the equal of those seen at planetariums in major cities.

9601 Greenbelt Rd. Lanham
301-918-8750

Montgomery College Planetarium
Monthly Public Planetarium astronomy shows, grade-specific shows for school groups, scout and other youth group programs, senior citizen and other adult group programs, music/laser light shows, college astronomy courses, summer teacher workshops, summer youth courses, all from within a planetarium

Takoma Ave. and Fenton St. Takoma Park
301-650-1463

William M. Brish Planetarium
originally used a SPITZ-A4 RPY projector installed during 1969. It was upgraded to the model A-5 projector during the 1998-99 school year. There are 63 unidirectional seats under a 30 foot dome.

820 Commonwealth Ave. Hagerstown MD
301-766-2898

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