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Russell C. Davis Planetarium
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Come experience the universe in one of the South's largest and best equipped planetariums! Our giant hemispheric theater, named after Dr. Ronald E. McNair, has been newly outfitted with a state-of-the-art 4k fulldome digital projection system, and it's going to blow you away.  The totally immersive fulldome digital cinema experience is like no other, giving you a front row seat for the action in ways that no flat screen ever could.

From entertaining feature shows to enriching educational content, our new digital Minolta Super MediaGlobe II system is ready and waiting to take you to the depths of the oceans to swim with the fish, into the past to roam with dinosaurs, into the heavens to fly right up to the planets and stars, and everywhere in between!


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The Russell C. Davis Planetarium was built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows regarding astronomy or for training in celestial navigation. A dominant feature of the planetarium is the large dome-shaped projection screen where scenes of stars, planets and other celestial objects appear and simulate the “motions of the heavens'. In the past, our systems could display the sky at any point in time: past, present or future and show the night sky as it would appear from any location on Earth. But now, as the city of Jackson moves into the digital age, we are capable not only of simulating earthly stargazing, but of escaping the bonds of our planet's gravity and flying all the way to the edge of the known universe, with all the cosmic sight-seeing you could imagine on the way.


Surprisingly, the City of Jackson’s Planetarium is among the largest facilities of its type in the country. The Planetarium includes a 60-foot diameter projection dome and a range of sophisticated theater equipment. To date, only 25 other planetariums in America equal to or exceed the capabilities of the innovative facility. We also function as a popular venue for many other events such as film screenings, festivals, corporate and private functions, comedy shows, fashion shows...the list goes on and on. If you are interested in booking the planetarium, give us a call at 601-960-1552 and let us host your next event! SATURN MISSION.png

With an almost 40 year history and deep ties to the community, the Russell C. Davis Planetarium primarily serves as an educational vehicle of unmatched capability for the city of Jackson and her visitors, and doubles as a hiqh quality entertainment option for anyone in search of a unique and exciting show experience.

We also work hand in hand with the Department of Human & Cultural services and the administration of the Honorable Mayor Tony Yarber to provide valuable educational and cultural outreach to our city's residents, the rest of our great state, and beyond.  We are looking forward to launching many new cultural initiatives in 2014, and giving back to the great city that has sustained us for almost four decades.





Holidays

The Planetarium is closed on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and other City of Jackson holidays.

Reservations
Not required for regularly scheduled sky shows. Required for school programming and recommended for all groups. The Planetarium is open six days a week (except major holidays). Times and programming vary.




Admissions                                        
Ticket Type
Digital Cinema Show
 
Adult
$6.50

Senior
$5.50

Child
$4.00


Admission prices subject to change without notice. Call 601-960-1550 for current programs, shows, and admission schedules.

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John F. Williams, Jr.
Planetarium Manager
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Inquiries

201 E. Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Ph: 601-960-1552
Fx: 601-960-1555