The Planetarium is part of the Palomar Community College District. Although the Planetarium serves the students of the Palomar College District, we are open to the public and provide a variety of shows highlighting astronomy, Earth, and Space Sciences each Friday night.
Information about the Palomar Community College District can be found here.
Palomar College Planetarium
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
Telephone: (760) 744 -1150 x 2833 | Email: Planetarium@palomar.edu
Meet the Planetarium Staff
Hello! My name is Mark Lane and I am the Director of the Planetarium at Palomar College. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Planetarium, our public program, school shows, or anything else I can help you with. Contact information is listed above.
W. Scott Kardel
Assistant Planetarium Director
Assistant Professor of Astronomy
The Planetarium must be self-supporting and so relies on revenue from ticket sales and, more importantly, we rely on the generous donations made by the community.
If you are interested in adding your name to our registry, you can receive regular email newsletters and other information about the Planetarium and the events that are offered to the public.
If you are a K-12 educator and/or institution and would like to receive more information about the programs related to astronomy that are offered to local area schools, click below.
Join Our Friends
As a member of the Friends of the Planetarium, you are supporting the educational outreach of the Palomar College Planetarium by making the planetarium available to local K-12 school groups.