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TCC presents



Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars

Friday, March 24, 2017
Show times:  6:30 p.m. | 7:30 p.m

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

Show synopsis:  Not all stars are created equal. Some are massive. Others are tiny; almost insignificant. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die. We will witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart of TV's "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the "X-Men" films.


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 Secret Lives of Stars: 6:30 p.m. | 7:30 p.m.

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.





  • 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.