Sam B. Peña Planetarium
Astronomy is the oldest of the sciences and the one which has held the strongest grip on our imagination over the centuries. The modern era of space telescopes and sophisticated space probes has brought with it a great expansion of our cosmic horizons and many surprising changes in our understanding of the universe.
The planetarium provides students with the opportunity to explore the wonders of the universe in an exciting and stimulating manner. Visitors will take imaginary, but realistic, trips through our solar system, as well as explore a variety of other astronomy-related topics.
The Peña Planetarium features a 30-foot Spitz dome screen and a fully-automated Spitz A3P star projector. Programs are presented utilizing a full-dome digital projection system.
The Peña Planetarium has a seating capacity of 70.
Impact Center Supervisor
Educational Enrichment Center
2500 W. Burrel Ave.
Visalia, CA 93291
phone: (559) 733-6871
fax: (559) 730-2747
County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
2637 West Burrel
P.O. Box 5091
Visalia, CA 93278-5091
phone: (559) 733-6300
fax: (559) 627-5219
TTY (hearing impaired): (559) 733-6307
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