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TCC presents



Planetarium Show: Stars of the Pharaohs

Friday, April 21, 2017
Show times:  6:30 p.m. | 8 p.m

Place:  TCC Planetarium, Virginia Beach Campus Science Building (BLDG J)

Show synopsis:  Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. You'll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena, and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in all of their original splendor. Narrated by John Rhys-Davies, of the "Indiana Jones" films and "The Lord of the Rings" films.


(Reservations will be available starting April 10)

There will be, however, 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. To make a reservation you can call 822-1122 or register online:

Reserve tickets for Stars of the Pharaohs: 6:30 p.m. | 8 p.m.





  • 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.


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   


  • 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.