The planetarium at the U.S. Air Force Academy, in operation from 1959-2004, was a successful military and academic learning tool, as well as an important public relations asset. It is currently undergoing both external and internal renovations which are scheduled to be completed in early 2019.
The new facility—now known as the Planetarium & STEM Center—will enhance our K-20 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) outreach and provide educational entertainment to USAFA visitors.
The Planetarium & STEM Center will move visitors beyond traditional astronomy content to shows such as Fighter Pilot and Robot Explorers. And, in the future, we plan to offer laser entertainment shows on the 50 foot dome to be enjoyed from the comfort of state-of-the-art reclining seats.
This community resource will also be available to groups for meetings of up to 110 people. We will publish more information and scheduling guidelines as they become available.