Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium will be hosting its third “Night at the Planetarium” fundraising event tonight.

The suggested $10 and $20 donations from attendees to will go toward upgrading the aging planetarium and saving it from possible closure.

Tonight’s event will feature three separate shows targeted at both older and younger audiences. Here’s a description from organizers:

4:30 pm – Children’s program – Legends of the Night Sky or The Zula Patrol

6:00 pm – Family program – Black Holes, The Other Side of Infinity

7:30 pm – Older Audiences – Oasis in Space

These digital shows will give viewers an example of the new programming available for the updated planetarium. All three programs will include an abbreviated “The Sky Tonight” by Planetarium Director Jonathan Harmon, as well as a Q&A about Saving the Planetarium by Friends of the Planetarium President Dr. Alice Monet.

Donations are requested: $10/person or $20/family per show. Kids 9 and younger are free.
Doors open 20 minutes before showtime. Or send an email ([email protected]) to reserve your seats and arrive 15 minutes before showtime to get your tickets. T-shirts and bumper stickers will be available.


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