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TCC presents



Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016
Show times:  5:45 pm,  7:00 pm,  8:15 pm

Place:  Tidewater Community College Planetarium

            Virginia Beach Campus Science Building (BLDG J)

Show synopsis:  Perhaps the most elegant planet in our solar system, once place of mystery, the Cassini-Huygens: missions to Saturn unveiled worlds of vibrant wonder. Discover the mystery of Saturnís rings, explore moons with atmospheres and lakes and even frozen over oceans blowing geysers into space. See the differences in the makeup of the bodies around Saturn, and interacting system of gas giants and moons. Sculpted surfaces of the moons from mission data were carefully overlaid with actual imagery from Cassini for this show. Fly along as if with the Cassini mission in person with incredible views of the cliffs, craters, geysers and more.

  • The TCC Planetarium has a state of the art Digistar 5 Laser Projector housed in a 40 foot dome with 87 permanent seats. It produces an all-sky image.
  • Each performance includes an all-dome show, a review of the night sky and a laser light show.
  • The total presentation will be approximately 1 hour long.


Park in the lot closest to the Advanced Technology Center (ATC, BLDG H). The science building is to your left as you face the ATC. Go through the sliding doors. Campus map             



To make a reservation you can call 822-1122 or register online as follows:


The Planetarium Show is free and open to the public. There will be a very limited number of standby tickets available at the planetarium the day of the show. You must arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee your reservation.




  • Food, drinks, and chewing gum are not allowed in the planetarium.
  • No one will be admitted late, and if you leave during a show you can not be readmitted.
  • The theater is accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Must be at least 4 years old. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.