• Planetarium Sky Theater


  • Pat Hanrahan
    Planetarium Director and Astronomy Instructor

    MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater Schedule:


    To be announced.

    Planetarium shows will be on the first Tuesday of each month and three public shows will be available for each first Tuesday: 6:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 pm.


    Admission is only $2. The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.
    MHCC students are admitted free

    All shows are presented under a realistic representation of the night sky,
    featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images


    Attention Educators and Special Groups! The Planetarium Sky Theater offers live, customized, one-hour interactive programs to school and community groups and private parties on Fridays from October 10, 2014 through June 5, 2015 (10 am - 3 pm) except during MHCC school breaks. A $100 facility use fee is charged for each program. Maximum capacity in the Sky Theater is 70, and the Planetarium is wheelchair accessible.

    To schedule a program, please contact Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan at pat.hanrahan@mhcc.edu.

    Drive Directions to MHCC Planetarium

    Directions from Vancouver:

    Travel south on I-205 to I-84 east
    Drive east on I-84 to exit 17, Troutdale
    Turn right onto 257th Ave. at stoplight
    Continue on 257th Ave. through Stark St.
    MHCC is on the left just south of Stark St.
    End at 257th Ave./Kane Rd.

    From Portland:

    Drive east on I-84 to exit 17, Troutdale
    Turn right onto 257th Ave. at stoplight
    Continue on 257th Ave. through Stark St.
    MHCC is on the left just south of Stark St.
    End at 257th Ave./Kane Rd.



    Passenger Vehicle Drop Off Directions

    Passenger vehicles turn left at 29th Street light into the MHCC campus, entrance “E.” After entering campus, turn right (south) on campus roadway and then turn left into roundabout after passing a fountain and flagpoles.

    • Passenger vehicles may drop off passengers at the flagpoles.
    • From the flagpole roundabout area, walk down the stairs to the main mall level.
    • Turn left (north) and walk 25 meters to the entrance of the Planetarium on the left.

    Passenger vehicle parking is free, all days, all times, no permit required.

    Bus Drop Off Directions

    Do not turn left after entering the campus nor stop on any interior road to drop off passengers.

    • Turn right after entering campus. You will see a big cement fountain in the roundabout, where you may load and unload passengers.
    • From the fountain roundabout, walk north about 100 meters on the main mall level to the entrance of the Planetarium (glass double doors beneath the Library).

    Bus parking is in parking area “U” on the south end of campus off 17th Street. Do not park or stop buses on the campus road next to the College Theatre.