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Planetarium Programs, Stargazing & The Eclipse!

Local Eclipse Events in Hampton Roads, Virginia

There are some great local resources for stargazing and learning more about astronomy through local planetarium programs in Hampton Roads. This post includes local upcoming events in Hampton Roads where you can learn about, celebrate, or even view the upcoming 2024 eclipse! Don’t forget to get your eclipse viewing glasses to view the eclipse safely!

Program Additions can be submitted HERE and Event Additions can be submitted to the Calendar HERE, this post will be updated accordingly!

Scroll down past the upcoming events for information on planetarium programs with free programs, planetarium programs with paid programming, and a link to the local Amateur Astronomers Group!

Upcoming Planetarium Programs and Eclipse viewing opportunities!

18 Apr
27 Apr
14 May
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
25 May
11 Jun
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
29 Jun
16 Jul
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
27 Jul
31 Aug

Free Planetarium Programs in Hampton Roads Virginia!

Chesapeake – Chesapeake Planetarium (Free)

Dates: On Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m., the general public is invited to attend free programs. The Chesapeake Planetarium is open for programs, there is limited seating and reservations are required.
More Information and schedule: Chesapeake Planetarium

Hampton – Jones Magnet Middle School Planetarium (Free)

Dates: There are no dates for the 2023-2024 school year listed at this time.
More Information: Jones Magnet Middle School Planetarium 

Norfolk – Norfolk State University Planetarium (Free)

Upcoming Shoes: There is no current schedule of programming on the website – Call for current schedule (757) 823-8240

TCC Virginia Beach Planetarium (Free)

Upcoming Shows: To reserve a seat for the free show, please call the TCC Information Center at 757-822-1122 or CLICK HERE
More Information: TCC Virginia Beach Planetarium

Hampton Roads Planetariums Offering Paid Public Programs

BONUS INFO: Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

If your Active Child/Family is interested in Stargazing, don’t miss the wonderful programs offered by the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers throughout Hampton Roads!