Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
Centennial High School
2525 Mountview Drive / Pueblo, Colorado

The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium is located at Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colorado. The Planetarium has been in existence since the school was opened in 1974 and has seen several major renovations and upgrades to its seating and technology. The most recent renovation in 2008 - 2009 has resulted in new, interactive seating; a state of the art Bowen sound system, Christie DS2 projection system, and programming. The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium is one of only a handful of high schools in the United States that has the Evans & Sutherland Digistar 3 programming and Digital Theater system.

The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium has seating for 60 including two handicapped-accessible seating areas. 

The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium will feature “Invaders of Mars” as its January 8th public program.

This program chronicles the exploration of Mars from the earliest telescope observations to the first rovers on the planet’s surface.  This presentation is best known for its use of stunning pictures of the Martian surface. Additional information will be presented after the program with the latest data from spacecraft in orbit and rovers on the surface. 

Tickets will be available at the door for both the 7 and the 8 PM shows. Reservations are not  required for either showing.

Adults are $5, students are $2 and those under five years old are free.  Cash or check only, credit cards cannot be accepted.  There will be no late seating.

The Planetarium is located in Centennial High School at 2525 Montview Drive in Pueblo.  Planetarium access is through the main doors on the west side of the building by the flag pole. 

Day shows are available as well. Groups of 10 persons or more can click the button below to reserve a program time.  The planetarium telephone number is 719-549-7350.

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The Mars Rover Opportunity is not responding to wake-up calls after a planet wide dust storm subsided.  Mission controllers are stepping up radio signals to the rover in an attempt to wake it up. Mission controllers hope that stronger winds in the next month will blow dust from Opportunity's solar panels and allow its batteries to recharge.  A mission review will be conducted in January 2019.