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Palomar College Planetarium offers summer programs


Last updated 7/17/2018 at 8:16am

Warm, clear Friday nights provide ideal stargazing conditions, as well as a variety of programs and talks by college staff at the Palomar College Planetarium. Viewers can enjoy 'The Sky Tonight' and one of the four full-dome films currently in rotation, plus views of the night sky through Palomar's telescopes.

SAN MARCOS - As summer gets under way at Palomar College, Scott Kardel and the staff of the college planetarium are reminding local residents that even though the class loads are lighter during the summer, Friday night astronomy is still going strong.

"Just like during the school year, we're open on Friday nights for programs for the general public," said Kardel, who teaches astronomy and often appears as a presenter at the planetarium. "The 7 o'clock show every Friday is called 'The Sky Tonight,' which changes as the seasons change, because it focuses on what you can see in the sky on a pa...

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