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 holiday tradition continues at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in December.  

“The Mystery of the Christmas Star” a look at several theories trying to identify the star the Wise Men followed on their way to Bethlehem.  Using the Bible story and scientific data, this feature explores visible comets, star conjunctions and constellations in its review of the possibilities.  A presentation of additional material will follow the feature. 

The public shows are the evening of December 11 at 7 and 8 PM. 

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.  Click the button below to reserve a program time.  The planetarium telephone number is 719-549-7350.

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