Students sitting in planetarium

Mt. Hood Community College Reopening Planetarium to Public Shows in February

February 06, 2024

Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is pleased to announce the reopening of our planetarium to the public, beginning in February. This initiative underscores MHCC’s commitment to providing an immersive and educational experience for young minds and the community.

The planetarium will host recurring monthly shows on the first and third Thursdays of every month starting in February. Attendees can choose between two showtimes, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. General admission is $5, student admission costs $2, while children aged 15 and younger may attend free of charge.

Planetarium Director William Blackmore, who is also an MHCC alum is excited to launch innovative programming at the planetarium that engages the whole local community.

“My current goal for the planetarium is to continue to expand our programming including setting up visiting school group offerings, more specialized shows, and I want to partner with other departments on campus to collaborate on such things as a concert series under the stars, said Blackmore.  “With the support of our community we'd love to continue to grow and offer high quality education and entertainment.”

This February, delve into the cosmic wonders with our special show, "Stellar Spectacles of 2024." Witness celestial events, explore distant galaxies, and marvel at the beauty of the night sky. 

“We are excited to offer the planetarium as a place for local children and families to learn and be inspired, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for astronomy,” Mt. Hood Community College President Dr. Lisa Skari said. 

Find additional details and directions to the planetarium.