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. 

The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium focuses on the Sun in March

The Sun is the single most important object in our sky.  Without it life would not exist on Earth.  It’s heat, light and ultraviolet radiation started life and sustains us and all we see around us.  The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in cooperation with the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society will present a program on the Sun Tuesday evening March 12th.  Two shows are scheduled, one at 7 PM and one at 8 PM.  The feature will be “Secrets of the Sun”, an exploration of its birth, processes and eventual death.  Mr. Dave Furry of SCAS will add material from his observations and study of our nearby star.  A special tour of the late winter sky will also be presented.

The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium is located in Centennial High School, 2525 Montview Drive in Pueblo.  Entry is through the West doors by the flagpole. 

The cost remains $5 for adults, $2 for students with ID and those under 5 years old are free.  Reservations are not required for this program.

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
A new Feature
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 February. Click on the  green SCS_MARCH_ 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.