The planetarium is open the 3rd Saturday of each month with shows at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Doors open and ticket sales begin at 4:30 p.m. Programs typically last about one hour and are suitable for general audiences. Planetarium Schedule and 2012-2013 Saturday Show Descriptions
The Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium has been in operation since 1967 and is still using the original Spitz A3P star projector. In 2006 the facility was upgraded from slide-based programming to digital projection using East Coast Control System automation. There is a 30-foot dome and seating for 72.
In addition to school curriculum-based programming, the facility is available by special request. Live star talks, planetary journeys, and space exploration are some of the many topics available. Contact the Planetarium Director to customize a visit for your group. Those residing in Rowan or Davie County are served free of charge. Please contact the Horizons Unlimited office for pricing.
We also offer a wide range of laser light programs from Pink Floyd to U2; Metallica to Zeppelin! In addition there are seasonal shows and laser star stories. Playlists can be adjusted in length and content to suit your needs. Groups interested in scheduling a laser event should contact the Planetarium Director for date and time availability. For scheduled laser shows, see the Planetarium Schedule. For laser show descriptions, see the 2012-2013 Show Descriptions