Registration for the October 25 show is now closed.

If you are a classroom teacher and wish to schedule a planetarium visit for your classes (in accordance with specified educational objectives), please contact Bob Nicholson at or 703-824-6805 ext. 6300.


Join us as we explore space! T.C. Williams opens up its doors to the Alexandria Community one night of every month during the school year for a free hour-long show designed to bring the mysteries of the Universe down to Earth.

The Planetarium at T.C. Williams is a valuable resource that supports students' ability to learn and understand science and is committed to high quality astronomy and space science education services by providing outreach programs to students, families and the community. Programs offered through the Planetarium's Community Nights are intended to create an awareness of the cosmos, encourage creative thinking and inspire the next generation of explorers!

Each month, families are invited to join Bob Nicholson in the Planetarium at T.C. Williams High School for an exciting and educational hour-long presentation.

Upcoming Planetarium Shows

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016: The Space Race
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Exploring the Moon
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016: The Reason for the Seasons
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017: Dark Days of Space Exploration
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017: Pluto - Planetary Imposter
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017: The Reasons for the Seasons
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017: Is There Anyone Else Out There?
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017: Catastrophic Astronomy
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017: The Reasons for the Seasons

All programs begin at 7:15 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Registration is required. You may register online or by calling the planetarium at 703-824-6805 ext. 6300. Registration for each session opens on the first Monday of each month at approximately noon. Enrollment is limited to the first 35 people who register.

In order to allow more people access to the planetarium shows, please note that we cannot honor bulk requests for tickets. Please order only the number of tickets you need for your family.

For additional information, e-mail or call Bob Nicholson at 703-824-6805 ext. 6300.