Gladwin Planetarium

2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


About Us:

The Gladwin Planetarium opened its doors in 1957. The original Spitz A1 projector brought the stars to tens of thousands until its renovation in the late 1970s. With a Spitz A3P, affectionately named Alice, the planetarium continued to bring the marvels of the universe to our visitors.

In 2005, the planetarium was again remodeled, this time with a Digistar 3 SP full-dome digital projection system that allows visitors to take a virtual flight through the stars. Other renovations included a digital Astro-FX automation system, an LED cove-lighting system, a new surround sound system, and new theater-style seats.

Though the planetarium looks a little different than it did 49 years ago, some things never change. You can still count on interesting and engaging presentations designed for a variety of audiences. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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