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    Reservation Information

    The Charles F. Hagar Planetarium offers programs for the public.  Free "school-group" planetarium shows are generally held during the fall/spring semesters.  Show duration is ~1hr.  School shows are free to students but we gladly accept donations to assist in the upkeep of this service to the Bay-area community. 

    The Hagar planetarium can also be made available to non-school groups as well as corporate functions and events.  In those cases, donations would be required.

    Guidelines for visitors:
  • If In Use light is on, that means show has started and we can not admit any additional people.
  • Scheduled school shows must arrive on time due to several shows being scheduled back-to-back.  If you are late you must call us.  If group is late more than 20 minutes with no communication, show will be cancelled.  
  • We advise taking children to the restroom (located down the hall) before entering.  Opening the doors during show will blind other patrons who are enjoying the show.
  • We are not a baby-sitting service.  We have a zero-tolerance policy towards violence.
  • We are disabled person accessible.
  • We do not recommend that children under 4 attend the shows.
  • Please turn off your cell phone, bluetooth devices, video games, blackberries before entering. No light-up shoes allowed.
  • Relax, enjoy yourself and bring questions!

Free shows will be held Fridays at 12N, starting 9/15/17.

They will alternate between regular shows and silent, meditative shows.

The December schedule will be:

December 1: Regular show

December 8: Quiet show

December 15: Regular show

Please contact Dr. James Gibson for other availability. 



    For general inquiries about use of the planetarium or scheduling, please contact:

    James Gibson: (415) 338-6164.

    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway Ave. TH414
    San Francisco, CA 94132-4163