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!

Are you a UTRGV student and/or staff? ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸซCheck our STEM Center page @ UTRGV STEM Center every Wednesday and ...
11/12/2019

Are you a UTRGV student and/or staff? ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸซCheck our STEM Center page @ UTRGV STEM Center every Wednesday and you will have the opportunity to win awesome prizes provided to you by C-STEM!โœจ All you have to do is go to UTRGV STEM Center 's page and answer their winning Wednesday weekly trivia question, share the post and if you answer correctly you win awesome prizes! Please go follow/like STEM Center's page and together with the UTRGV Planetarium be part of our STEM movement! ๐ŸŒŽ

Dr. Lee from the Astronomy Department will be coming to our Telescope Observations on Tuesday, October 8th and Tuesday, ...
09/19/2019

Dr. Lee from the Astronomy Department will be coming to our Telescope Observations on Tuesday, October 8th and Tuesday, November 5th as long as the sky is clear! โœจ๐Ÿ”ญ
So mark your calendars and be part of this amazing (free!!) experience!๐ŸŒ™

Telescope Observations take place every Tuesday๐Ÿ“… from sundown to 10 pm โฐ at the UTRGV Edinburg H-E-B Planetarium!
See you there!๐ŸŒž

Tuesday Telescope Observations are today at our UTRGV Planetarium! โœจ๐ŸŒโญ๏ธVisit us from sundown to 10 pm and check the flye...
08/27/2019

Tuesday Telescope Observations are today at our UTRGV Planetarium! โœจ๐ŸŒโญ๏ธVisit us from sundown to 10 pm and check the flyer below to see all the services our planetarium provides!
www.utrgv.edu/planetarium

Tuesday Telescope Observations are today! ๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŒ”โœจ๐ŸŒŸCome visit our UTRGV Planetarium from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm and view the plan...
07/23/2019

Tuesday Telescope Observations are today! ๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŒ”โœจ๐ŸŒŸ
Come visit our UTRGV Planetarium from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm and view the planets in a way like never before. Fun for all ages and educational experiences await you when you spend a night with us under the stars!

For more information call us at: (956) 665-7088

Back to school is just around the corner! Start preparing ahead of time by booking our UTRGV Portable Planetarium for yo...
07/22/2019

Back to school is just around the corner! Start preparing ahead of time by booking our 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! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒŽ
If you would like to bring the solar system to life for your future astronomers and scientists,contact the UTRGV Planetarium
at (956) 665-7088 or via email at [email protected]

#utrgv #utrgvplanetarium #hebplanetarium #stem

07/22/2019
BBC News

"Relive the dramatic final 13 minutes of Apollo 11's descent to the Moon, as it happened in real time, 50 years ago" ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
-BBC News

Relive the dramatic final 13 minutes of Apollo 11's descent to the Moon, as it happened in real time, 50 years ago.

We'll bring you the original audio from mission control and the astronauts. (via BBC World Service)

07/19/2019

Plan your UTRGV Planetarium visit today!
Tuesday Night Observations are from 8pm - 10 pm.
Come and watch the night sky, the moon and stars and possible visible planets!
Visit our website for more information or give us a call at (956)665-7088
www.utrgv.edu/planetarium

UTRGV Planetarium's cover photo
07/17/2019

UTRGV Planetarium's cover photo

UTRGV Planetarium
07/17/2019

UTRGV Planetarium

REGISTER NOW! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ปToday is the last day to register for our Brownsville STEM Summer Camp! Join us for one-week half-da...
07/15/2019

REGISTER NOW! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป
Today is the last day to register for our Brownsville STEM Summer Camp! Join us for 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.
Visit our website to register NOW!
www.utrgv.edu/cstem

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ Our C-STEM Director, Dr. Cristina Villalobos receives national award for scientific scholarship!!
07/08/2019
The Newsroom - UTRGVโ€™s Villalobos receives national award for scientific scholarship, STEM leadership

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ Our C-STEM Director, Dr. Cristina Villalobos receives national award for scientific scholarship!!

Dr. Cristina Villalobos, a professor in the UTRGV School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, has been honored by the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology with the Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifyi...

Registration for STEM summer camps is almost over!Register your child/student before June 3rd in any of the UTRGV STEM c...
05/23/2019

Registration for STEM summer camps is almost over!
Register your child/student before June 3rd in any of the UTRGV STEM camps!
Go to: www.utrgv.edu/cstem for more information

Hurry up & register now for our Summer Camps!๐Ÿ”
Deadline for registration ends June 3rd! ๐ŸŒž

Register at:
www.utrgv.edu/cstem

05/23/2019
UTRGV STEM Center

UTRGV STEM Center

Follow us on social media and be part of the STEM movement!๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป
Siguenos en todas nuestras redes sociales y se parte del movimiento STEM!๐ŸŒž

Register for the C-STEM Summer Camps!๐ŸŒžFor more information contact the STEM Center at: (956) 665-STEM (7836) or visit th...
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 detai...
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 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm a...
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 about planets...
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 academic jour...
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 luck and do...
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 all ST...
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 events and helpfu...
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, Saturn an...
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-Friday: 8:00am - 5:0...
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 night...
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, RESERVE ...
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

Address

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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