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 is now open for the 2017-2018 School year.  Class or group  reservations for ten or more persons can be made using Snap Appointments.  Instructions to book an appointment are on the page.  Simply click the "Book Appointment" button below to access the page.
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The public program on December 12th will be "Mystery of the Christmas Star"  This traditional holiday offering looks at the "star" the wise men followed on their journey.  There will be two showings on December 12th, 7 PM and 
8 PM.  Admission for adults is $5, those of student age or with a student ID $2, and those under five years of age are free. 
A near miss gives astronomers a chance to check communications

On October 12th 2017, an asteroid the size of a house sped by the Earth at a distance of 26 thousand miles, about the same distance as communication satellites orbit the Earth.  The lump of rock,  first spotted in 2012, carries the designation 2012 TC4.  

The asteroid provided the International Asteroid Warning Network a chance to test communication and coordination across the globe.