UTRGV Planetarium

UTRGV Planetarium We aim to capture the imagination of UTRGV students and the broader RGV community through the power of STEM education and the wonder of space.

The UTRGV Planetarium is an extension of the UTRGV Department of Physics, serving a unique international, multicultural, and rapidly-growing area. Located on the Edinburg campus, students and the RGV community alike can utilize telescope viewings to spot astronomically significant objects, stop by our building to view presentations regarding Astronomy, Physics, Cosmology, Astrophysics and Physical Science, or tailor your experience by requesting our trained staff to bring these digitally enhanced, surround sound and innovative shows to you! (To see a full list of our planetarium shows or to book our Portable Dome, please see our website at http://www.utrgv.edu/planetarium/index.htm) Information regarding bilingual services and disability accessibility available upon request. Experience, engage, and discover our Universe with the UTRGV Planetarium!

Register for the C-STEM Summer Camps!๐ŸŒžFor more information contact the STEM Center at: (956) 665-STEM (7836) or visit...
05/09/2019

Register for the C-STEM Summer Camps!๐ŸŒž
For more information contact the STEM Center at:
(956) 665-STEM (7836) or visit their website for more information.
www.utrgv.edu/cstem

We are exactly a month away from the start of our summer camps! ๐ŸŒž
Discover STEM with our one-week half-day sessions where students will explore different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) areas to learn more about what these fields have to offer! Click the link below & REGISTER NOW! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป
https://www.utrgv.edu/cstem/activities/summer-camps/index.htm

UTRGV Planetarium's cover photo
05/01/2019

UTRGV Planetarium's cover photo

Looking for a summer full of fun?๐ŸŒžRegister your child for our STEM Summer Camps,check the flyer below for specific de...
05/01/2019

Looking for a summer full of fun?๐ŸŒž
Register your child for our STEM Summer Camps,
check the flyer below for specific details, times & prices!
All camps will strengthen soft skills, such as communication and presentation skills, and strengthen critical thinking. ๐Ÿค–๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป
Summer Camps will be held at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus, see you soon!
For more information contact us at: (956) 665-STEM (7836) or visit our website for more information.
www.utrgv.edu/cstem

Looking for a summer full of fun?๐ŸŒž
Register your child for our STEM Summer Camps,
check the flyer below for specific details, times & prices!
All camps will strengthen soft skills, such as communication and presentation skills, and strengthen critical thinking. ๐Ÿค–๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป
Summer Camps will be held at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus, see you soon!
For more information contact us at: (956) 665-STEM (7836) or visit our website for more information.
www.utrgv.edu/cstem

Excellent opportunity for STEM Majors! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ปJoin the CSTEM this upcoming Tuesday February 5th from 12:1...
01/31/2019

Excellent opportunity for STEM Majors! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป
Join the CSTEM this upcoming Tuesday February 5th from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at EMAGC 2.412

Join the CSTEM to discover how to write a top application for several scholarship opportunities!! ๐Ÿ“Donโ€™t miss an awesome chance to get tips and advice for your applications! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ
Join us next Tuesday, February 5th from 12:15-1:15 pm ๐Ÿ“at the STEM center (EMAGC 2.412) SEE YOU THERE!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

#utrgv #scholarships #cstem #stem #students #vaqueros #apply #deadline

Join us every Tuesday Night to Watch the stars โœจโญand planets ๐ŸŒŽthrough our many telescopes! ๐Ÿ”ญCome and Learn abo...
01/22/2019

Join us every Tuesday Night to Watch the stars โœจโญand planets ๐ŸŒŽthrough our many telescopes! ๐Ÿ”ญCome and Learn about planets in the milky way galaxy!
From sundown to 10:00 pm!
๐Ÿ“H-E-B planetarium

Welcome Vaqueros!! ๐Ÿ˜ The STEM Center is really excited to start this Spring 2019! ๐ŸŒž and to be part of your academi...
01/22/2019

Welcome Vaqueros!! ๐Ÿ˜ The STEM Center is really excited to start this Spring 2019! ๐ŸŒž and to be part of your academic journey! ๐ŸŽ“DONT FORGETโ—โ— to follow us and to keep up with our social media to learn about all of our events!๐Ÿ“… Good luck on your new classes! ๐Ÿ‘

Join us every Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ”ญ
09/07/2018

Join us every Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ”ญ

Welcome to UTRGV to all new and old students!๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ‘ The Planetarium๐ŸŒŒ and the @utrgvcstem๐Ÿ’ก wishes you the best of...
08/27/2018

Welcome to UTRGV to all new and old students!๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ‘ The Planetarium๐ŸŒŒ and the @utrgvcstem๐Ÿ’ก wishes you the best of luck and don't forget to take advantage of everything that we have to offer!๐Ÿ˜

Do you know about the @utrgvcstem ??๐Ÿค” They are a center located in ๐Ÿ“EMAGC 2.412 They offer a lot of resources for ...
08/21/2018

Do you know about the @utrgvcstem ??๐Ÿค” They are a center located in ๐Ÿ“EMAGC 2.412
They offer a lot of resources for all STEM majors such as:
โœ…Place to study and do your homework
โœ… Laptops and tablets
โœ… Projector and smart board
โœ… Workshops and social events!!
โœ…And more!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Stop by for more information and follow them on their social media!๐Ÿ‘

Come visit us in our walk-in hoursโŒ›M-F from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ๐ŸŒŒ#utrgvhebplanetarium
08/16/2018

Come visit us in our walk-in hoursโŒ›
M-F from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ๐ŸŒŒ
#utrgvhebplanetarium

08/01/2018
Tech Insider

Incredible!

This 3-minute animation will change the way you see the universe.

Fall 2018 classes are almost here, follow the Center of Excellence in STEM Education ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ for future e...
07/31/2018

Fall 2018 classes are almost here, follow the Center of Excellence in STEM Education ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ for future events and helpful information to help you succeed in college! UTRGV STEM Center
www.utrgv.edu/cstem

07/31/2018
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

"Get outside TONIGHT to see Mars as it approaches Earth closer than it has been in 15 years!"โœจ๐ŸŒ
Remember today is Planet Observation day at our UTRGV Planetarium! Join us tonight from 9:00pm - 10:00pm
For more info contact us at: (956) 665-7088
or email us at: [email protected]
www.utrgv.edu/planetarium

Get outside TONIGHT to see Mars as it approaches Earth closer than it has been in 15 years! Hereโ€™s what you need to know: https://blogs.nasa.gov/Watch_the_Skies/2018/07/30/go-outside-and-see-mars/

Cloudy skies? Watch it online LIVE NOW: https://youtu.be/CsqiRUp40Is

Thank you for joining us yesterday at our planetarium "Planet Observation Event"! Here are some highlights of the event!...
07/25/2018

Thank you for joining us yesterday at our planetarium "Planet Observation Event"! Here are some highlights of the event! โœจ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ

Great NEWS!! Light food and drinks will be provided by H-E-B for the first 100 participants at our upcoming Planet Obser...
07/19/2018

Great NEWS!! Light food and drinks will be provided by H-E-B for the first 100 participants at our upcoming Planet Observation Event!! ๐Ÿค—

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
07/17/2018

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The ethereal beauty of planet Earth is perfectly captured in this image taken by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold. From the vantage point of the International Space Station, Arnold was able to see the orange and brown hues of the Namib Desert and the contrasting blues of the Atlantic Ocean. More on photos from space: https://go.nasa.gov/2L5DDd7

We are 2๏ธโƒฃ weeks away from our planet observations event! Join us to view the night sky to find Jupiter, Mars, Satur...
07/11/2018

We are 2๏ธโƒฃ weeks away from our planet observations event! Join us to view the night sky to find Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Venus! โœจ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”ญBring your friends and family and watch a film in the planetarium and learn from experiments!!
JULY 24th from 7 pm- 10
๐Ÿ“ HEB UTRGV Planetarium in the Edinburg Campus
Contact us for more info!

07/09/2018

Did you know that 70% of the Earthโ€™s surface is covered by water ๐Ÿ˜ฒ the remainder consists of continents and islands which together have many lakes and other sources of water.

Source: https://theplanets.org/earth/

06/07/2018

Did you know that one million Earths๐ŸŒŽ could fit inside the sun โ€“ and the sun is considered an average-size star!!๐ŸŒžโญ

Do you want to know your AGE ON OTHER PLANETS!?Visit the website below and find out how old you would be on other planet...
06/06/2018
Your Age on Other Planets โ€ข The Planets

Do you want to know your AGE ON OTHER PLANETS!?
Visit the website below and find out how old you would be on other planets and worlds ๐Ÿ˜ฒโœจ๐Ÿš€

MM DD YYYY Mercury Days: Years: Next birthday: Venus Days: Years: Next birthday: Earth Days: Years: Next birthday: Mars Days: Years: Next birthday: Jupiter Days: Years: Next birthday: Saturn Days: Years: Next birthday: Uranus Days: Years: Next birthday: Neptune Days: Years: Next birthday: Pluto Days...

06/05/2018

Did you know that SPACE IS COMPLETELY SILENT. ๐Ÿš€
There is no atmosphere in space, which means that sound has no medium or way to travel to be heard. Astronauts use radios to stay in communication while in space, since radio waves can still be sent and received. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
*Space fact credits by theplanets.org
Remember that today we have observation nights! from sundown to 10:00 pm ๐Ÿ”ญโœจ
For reservations, please contact the planetarium at [email protected]

06/04/2018

Protecting Our Planet Starts with You๐ŸŒŽ
1๏ธโƒฃ๏ธ0๏ธโƒฃ๏ธ Simple Things You Can Do to Help Protect the Earth!
1. Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
2. Volunteer for cleanups in your community.
3. Educate. When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources.
4. Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean.
5. Choose sustainable
6. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag.
7. Use long-lasting light bulbs. Also flip the light switch off when you leave the room!
8. Plant a tree. Trees provide food and oxygen.
9. Don't send chemicals into our waterways.
10. Bike more. Drive less.
Info credits: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ocean/earthday.html

05/31/2018

Goodbye May! โœจ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘‹
#hellojune

In case you haven't visit us...This is how our H-E-B Planetarium looks! ๐Ÿš€โœจ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธWalk in times:Monday-Fri...
05/28/2018

In case you haven't visit us...
This is how our H-E-B Planetarium looks! ๐Ÿš€โœจ๐ŸŒŽ
๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธWalk in times:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday are our observation nights! from sundown to 10:00 pm
*For reservations, please contact the planetarium at [email protected]

The H-E-B UTRGV Planetarium turned 55 today!
It is the oldest building on the Edinburg campus and has served more than 370,000 students over the past 10 years.
๐Ÿค” Have you or your family ever visited the Planetarium?
What was your experience like?

Our planet EARTH! ๐ŸŒŽโœจHappy Friday! Don't forget our planetarium is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm& Tuesday ...
05/25/2018

Our planet EARTH! ๐ŸŒŽโœจ
Happy Friday!
Don't forget our planetarium is open
Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm
& Tuesday night from sundown to 10:00pm for
our Night Observations!๐Ÿš€

Did you know...? #factoftheday
05/24/2018

Did you know...? #factoftheday

05/23/2018

Happy Wednesday!

05/18/2018

Happy Friday!!โœจ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒŽ

Here is a little sneak peek of our Planetarium!โœจ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒŽโญ Remember that you can come visit us! Summer is almost here...
05/17/2018

Here is a little sneak peek of our Planetarium!โœจ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒŽโญ Remember that you can come visit us! Summer is almost here, RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! www.utrgv.edu/planetarium
(956) 665-7088
๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธWalk in times:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
*For reservations, please contact the planetarium at [email protected].

Observatory: Tuesday night from sundown to 10:00pm

05/16/2018

Happy Wednesday! โœจ๐Ÿš€
Don't forget to follow our Instagram account utrgvplanetarium! Stay tuned for future events and don't forget that you can visit us! We are located at the Edinburg UTRGV campus! ๐ŸŒŽโญ
Our Planetarium Walk in times are:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

*For mobile planetarium reservations, please contact the planetarium at [email protected] or visit our website:
www.utrgv.edu/planetarium

Meet our Mobile Planetarium!! ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒžBook the UTRGV Portable Planetarium for your campus and create the schedul...
05/10/2018

Meet our Mobile Planetarium!! ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒž
Book the UTRGV Portable Planetarium for your campus and create the schedule for the day with the many presentations we offer - from a 30-minute or hour-long odyssey.
The traveling planetarium and UTRGV staff will stay at your school all day and can accommodate at least 300-500 kids per day.

The following is the capacity per presentation: 70 (Pre-k thru 2nd graders), 60 (3rd, 4th & 5th graders), or 50 middle/high/adults.

To set up the UTRGV Portable Planetarium on your campus, the following location requirements are needed:

Must be indoors (no pavilions)
14-foot high ceilings
25 feet in diameter clearing
2 functional electrical outlets

If you would like to bring the solar system to life for your future astronomers and scientists, please contact the UTRGV Planetarium at (956) 665-7836 or via email at [email protected].

Throwback to our 55 years H-E-B Planetarium Anniversary event! โœจ Thank you to our STAFF & the UTRGV Band! #utrgvplanet...
05/09/2018

Throwback to our 55 years H-E-B Planetarium Anniversary event! โœจ
Thank you to our STAFF & the UTRGV Band! #utrgvplanetarium

UTRGV Planetarium's cover photo
05/09/2018

UTRGV Planetarium's cover photo

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05/09/2018

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Come join us tomorrow from 12:00pm-10:00pm at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus to see our latest film, The Moon created by our ...
10/06/2017

Come join us tomorrow from 12:00pm-10:00pm at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus to see our latest film, The Moon created by our staff!

HESTEC at UTRGV continues this Saturday with Community Day! Join us tomorrow in the Planetarium and the EHPE1 Building f...
10/07/2016

HESTEC at UTRGV continues this Saturday with Community Day! Join us tomorrow in the Planetarium and the EHPE1 Building from 3:00 to 9:30 p.m. for repeat screenings of one of our most popular Sky Dome shows, Dinosaur Prophecy! Then, explore this free event and all the science, food, and music it has to offer. For more information on the offerings at HESTEC, follow the link and read the description below.

"Long before dinosaurs' massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived and died to solve four famous cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs in The Dinosaur Prophecy. Discover the lives of multiple species of dinosaurs, from the Coelophysis of 205 million years ago to the Allosaurus and Diplodocus of the mid-Jurassic period. See the feathered Sinornithosaurus of China and the T. rex and Triceratops that survived and thrived until the final extinction of all dinosaurs."

http://www.utrgv.edu/hestec/schedule/community-day/index.htm

UTRGV Planetarium's cover photo
10/05/2016

UTRGV Planetarium's cover photo

Timeline Photos
04/15/2016

Timeline Photos

11/25/2015

Due to cloud coverage, there will be no telescope observations tonight!

10/28/2015

Telescope observations tonight until 10:00pm!

Astrophotography
10/21/2015

Astrophotography

10/06/2015

Here is the trailer for our new film!

We are excited to announce that we will be premiering a new film, Sunstruck on HESTEC Community Day this Saturday!
10/05/2015

We are excited to announce that we will be premiering a new film, Sunstruck on HESTEC Community Day this Saturday!

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1201 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX
78539

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(956) 665-7088

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