Glastonbury Planetarium

Explore the Universe!

Our digital full-dome theater features a seamless 40-foot diameter dome and a Digistar 6 by Evans & Sutherland that transforms our planetarium into a virtual spaceship, creating real-time visualizations that transport our audiences to the planets, star systems, and beyond.  We also feature fulldome movies on a variety of topics including spaceflight, aviation, biology, and history.

The Planetarium educates students from Glastonbury and surrounding towns and, at the same time, serves as an educational and recreational resource for the entire community.   We offer curriculum focused classes for Glastonbury students, public shows, and field trip for schools and community groups throughout Connecticut.   We are located at the Glastonbury-East Hartford Elementary Magnet School

2024 Total Eclipse

Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.  Go to NASA's Solar Exploration page to learn more.