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Chesapeake Planetarium

312 Cedar Road

In 2013, the Chesapeake Planetarium will celebrate its 50th year of operation. Construction funds for the planetarium were provided by the Chesapeake School Board as a result of the National Defense Education Act (NDEA). It was the first planetarium constructed in Virginia by a public school system. It was designed as a teaching aid for the school system, but has been made available to the general public as well. More than 50,000 students and adults visit the planetarium each year to view educational programs. 


Adam Ebel

Sunday, June 24, 2018
When I lived in Chesapeake, Virginia from 1988 to 1994 I used to go to the planetarium ever since the 6th grade until I had to move out of Chesapeake and into Virginia Beach. I did return a few times to see what are the updates, still the same shows, but the telescope experiences were great. I always liked that orange reflector telescope. I hope to buy one like that one day, maybe used. They have great new age music, and because of that sky theater, I got hooked on new age music ever since.

Random Ruby

Friday, April 21, 2017
Last months show was awesome. But this months alien show was too much talking not enough showing. I think we viewed a total of maybe ten things in an hour with 95% of that personal experience and repetitive talking. 😕 I was kind of disappointed I had to come home and watch cosmos on Netflix to have a better visual for the evening.

Tiffany Hermoso-Post

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
If it wasn't for the crying toddler, this would've been a perfect evening! I'll be back. Go Bluetooth speakers. Lol

Marquis Sykes

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Luis Mojica

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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