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. 

A special public showing of
"Mystery of the Christmas Star"
April 17th!

By special request, on Wednesday April 17th there will be two showings of “The Mystery of the Christmas Star”.  Following the feature a few of the many traditions and myths that surround the Easter observance will be explored. 
The shows will be at 7 and 8 PM.

Prices remain $5 for adults, $2 for students and those under 5 years old are free of charge. Credit cards cannot be accepted.   Access to the planetarium is through the West Main doors at Centennial High School, 2525 Montview Drive in Pueblo. Reservations are not required and there will be no late seating.  

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.

Book Appointment

The Southern Colorado Astronomical Society's (SCAS) Mr. Dave Furry joins the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in offering a monthly look at the Southern Colorado sky this month.  Go to his blog: 

for information and articles in the month of April. Click on the  green SCS_APRIL_ 2019 in the upper left corner to see his blog.

Bye "Oppy"!
NASA has stopped trying to contact the Opportunity Rover on Mars.  In a 15 year mission the rover, about the size of a motorcycle, covered more than 25 miles and made many discoveries supporting the theory there was an environment on ancient Mars that "life as we know it" could have existed in.

The rover stopped signaling during a planet-wide dust storm in mid-year.  Its last transmission was June 10, 2018.
NASA announced the mission ended in late January of this year.