Kika Silva Pla Planetarium reopens for public screenings

November 10, 2021 – The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium officially reopens for public screenings on Friday November 12, offering three experiences to choose from.

Friday November 12th, create a memorable date night with Florida Skies: Autumn edition, as James Albury, host of “The Sky Above Us” and former co-host of the PBS TV show “Star Gazers” takes you personally – guided tour of our night sky, using our GOTO Chronos space simulator.

Saturday, November 13 at 3 p.m., sit back and enjoy SpacePark360’s Crazy Ride: Geodesium Edition – an immersive entertainment show for full-domed theaters. It is an educational experience of an amusement park of astronomical proportions with its rides placed throughout the solar system. If you’re a fan of theme park rides, you might recognize some of these famous rides… but you’ve probably never imagined them in such alien places.

If roller coasters aren’t your thing, Saturday at 5pm you can immerse yourself in a visual and sound journey as you experience the majesty of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite “The Planets” while visiting the planets of our solar system. Holst wrote “The Planets” between 1914 and 1916 and each movement in the sequence is named after a planet in the solar system and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.

Buy tickets for the shows above or see more information about the planetarium at You can also call the planetarium at 352-395-5225 or email [email protected] (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) for general information and current exhibition hours.

Covid protocols are in place and as such seats are limited to 25 tickets per show. Masks are strongly encouraged throughout campus but are not mandatory.

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