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Nevada Museums AssociationCongratulations, Dan!

The Nevada Museums Association (NMA) has named Fleischmann Planetarium's associate director, Dan Ruby, to its board of directors. Ruby will serve as the board's 1st vice president for the 2014-2016 term. "My mission as a board member is to create programs to better connect and engage state museums of all sizes," said Ruby, who has been active in the community as a museum advocate for many years. Founded by a group of museum professionals to provide support to the state's museums, the Nevada Museums Association marks its 25th year in 2014. For more about the NMA and its newsletter and events, visit

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Sept. 5 - Nov. 23 2014

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
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Live SkyTonight Star Talk
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Live SkyTonight Star Talk
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Pink Floyd’s The Wall
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DARK Understanding Dark Matter

A fulldome digital star show
Celebrating the fact that Saturn will be visible and spectacular all summer, were bringing this favorite show back to the Planetarium! Its one of the most beautiful and magnificent planets in the solar system. And now, using sophisticated spacecraft, scientists have been able to reach out to the great ringed planet of Saturn, sailing by trillions of chunks of ice that make up its glorious rings. Thanks to new scientific findings, we can present Saturn its moons, rings and exotic secrets in the latest 3-D technology filling our entire planetarium dome (no 3-D glasses required)!
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DARK Understanding Dark Matter

A fulldome digital star show
DARK explains and explores the nature of Dark Matter, the missing 80 percent of the mass of the Universe, where it came from, and how it has evolved over billions of years.

Ticket price incudes this show: Back to the Moon for Good
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Our museum contains changing hands-on interactive displays, as well as permanent exhibits including large-scale rotating Earth and moon globes, a black hole demonstrator, dozens of meteorites and more  >

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Sunday: 10 a.m-7 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 12 Noon-7 p.m.
Friday: 12 Noon-9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Holiday hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

News & Events

Celebrate Brain Awareness Week with us, March 10-14!  more  > 

• New membership benefits now include free or reduced admission to select museums worldwide.  more  >  pdf  >

FPSC Associate Director Dan Ruby to tweet from the stratosphere.  more  >

SkyTonight Star Talk first Friday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Planetarium.  more  >

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We welcome groups and special events, and offer a 10 percent discount for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations.

Planetarium facilities can accommodate a wide range of special events including birthday parties, business meetings, graduation parties and more. Call us for details.  pdf  >

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Showtime hotline: (775) 784-4811
Business office: (775) 784-4812

Getting Here
We are located north of Lawlor Events Center on Virginia Street, on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, 1.5 miles north of the downtown Reno arch. Free PERMIT parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, level 3, just east of the planetarium. Park between designated planetarium parking signs. map  >