Planetarium

The Neil Armstrong Planetarium

Founded in 1972 in the twilight of NASA's Apollo program, the Neil Armstrong Planetarium has been an Astronomy and science education institution for nearly half a century.  Originally directed by Mr. Regis Huschak from 1972-2002, Mr. Jim Krug is the current Planetarium Director, taking over Regis's legacy at the start of the 2003-2004 school year.  Over the past 15 years, the Planetarium has grown to include an expanded Space Race Museum, Adult Evening Courses, community events, and expanded Public and Private Sky Show offerings.  In 2018, we also founded the Mt. Lion Observatory at Fort Roberdeau for hands-on night sky observation, public programs, and Astronomy research!
 
Public Sky Shows

Throughout the school year, the Planetarium hosts Public Sky Shows to educate, entertain, and showcase our fabulous facility.  Scheduled times and ticket info are normally posted in a schedule at the start of the year.  However due to construction this school year, show dates are individually posted.  Please join our Planetarium ListServ at the right of the page to receive updates!
 
Planetarium Birthday Parties

Interested in a different venue to host a Birthday Party? Your son or daughter will never forget this unique experience. For more information and contact number click below.  Looking to plan a party at the Planetarium, but you still have a lot of questions after reading over the Birthday Party Flyer? The FAQ document answers almost any question you might have, and also includes 5-star reviews of each sky show that the Planetarium offers! This is also recommended reading if you are an interested scout leader, or are looking to book an adult party for your friends as well.
 
Bring Your Scouts to The Planetarium

Looking for a memorable night that also fulfills scouting merit badge requirements? For more information and contact number click below.
 
Adult Night Sky Study Course

Each year, the Planetarium offers guests ages 18 and over a 9-week course on Mondays in January and February (with Tuesday classes the weeks of MLK and Presidents' Day).  Topics vary each year, ranging from Adult Night Sky Study to popular offerings on Space and Historical Conspiracies!  These also make great gifts for older relatives looking for activities outside of the home during the long winter months.  Please e-mail Mr. Krug your interest at jkrug@altoonasd.com
 
Mt. Lion Obsevatory at Ft. Roberdeau 

The Mt. Lion Observatory at Fort Roberdeau hosts public events on the LAST Friday of every month, weather permitting. Visitors are encouraged to monitor the Facebook pages of Fort Roberdeau and the Neil Armstrong Planetarium leading up to each event in case of weather cancellation.  For more information click below.Ft Roberdeau