Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
Centennial High School
2525 Mountview Drive / Pueblo, Colorado
719-549-7350

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. Access to the building is through the "main doors" located on the  west Mountview Drive side of the building. All other doors are locked to the outside. 

The planetarium is located at  Centennial High School, 2525 Mountview Drive.

The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium will open for the 2018-2019 school year on September 4th.  Appointments can be booked by hitting the link below.  The September 11th public program is "Cosmic Safari", a look how life "as we know it" might evolve on planets in other solar systems. There will be two programs that evening, one at 7 PM and 8 PM.  Entrance is through the West main doors by the flag pole. 
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The public program admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students and those under 5 years old are free.


The Mars Rover Opportunity is "hunkered down" waiting out a planet-wide dust storm

The planet Mars is in the last stages of a planet-wide dust storm that has obscured the planet's service from orbiting satellites and Earth.  Opportunity is waiting out the storm, unable to signal Earth due to low battery power.  The sturdy little rover has been on Mars for some 14 years and driven more than 25 miles in that time. 
Scientists hope the rover will wake up after the storm passes and the weak sunlight recharges its batteries.