Planetarium


Planetarium Sky Theater
Mt. Hood Community College
Pat Hanrahan
Planetarium Director and Astronomy Instructor

 

Horse Head

MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater Schedule:
The MHCC Planetarium reopened for public shows on
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014

Planetarium shows will be on the first Tuesday of each month and three public shows will be available for each first Tuesday: 6:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 pm.

Admission is only $2. The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.
MHCC students are admitted free

All shows are presented under a realistic representation of the night sky,
featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images

After October 1, contact Pat Hanrahan at pat.hanrahan@mhcc.edu for more information.


Attention Educators and Special Groups! The Planetarium Sky Theater offers live, customized, one-hour interactive programs to school and community groups and private parties on Fridays from October 10, 2014 through June 5, 2015 (10 am - 3 pm). A $100 facility use fee is charged for each program. Maximum capacity in the Sky Theater is 70, and the Planetarium is wheelchair accessible.

To schedule a program, please contact Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan at pat.hanrahan@mhcc.edu after October 1, 2014.

Drive Directions to MHCC Planetarium

Directions from Vancouver:
Travel south on I-205 to I-84 east
Drive east on I-84 to exit 17, Troutdale
Turn right onto 257th Ave. at stoplight
Continue on 257th Ave. through Stark St.
MHCC is on the left just south of Stark St.
End at 257th Ave./Kane Rd.
From Portland:
Drive east on I-84 to exit 17, Troutdale
Turn right onto 257th Ave. at stoplight
Continue on 257th Ave. through Stark St.
MHCC is on the left just south of Stark St.
End at 257th Ave./Kane Rd.


Passenger Vehicle Drop Off Directions

Passenger vehicles turn left at 29th Street light into the MHCC campus, entrance “E.” After entering campus, turn right (south) on campus roadway and then turn left into roundabout after passing a fountain and flagpoles.

  • Passenger vehicles may drop off passengers at the flagpoles.
  • From the flagpole roundabout area, walk down the stairs to the main mall level.
  • Turn left (north) and walk 25 meters to the entrance of the Planetarium on the left.

Passenger vehicle parking is free, all days, all times, no permit required.

Bus Drop Off Directions

Do not turn left after entering the campus nor stop on any interior road to drop off passengers.

  • Turn right after entering campus. You will see a big cement fountain in the roundabout, where you may load and unload passengers.
  • From the fountain roundabout, walk north about 100 meters on the main mall level to the entrance of the Planetarium (glass double doors beneath the Library).

Bus parking is in parking area “U” on the south end of campus off 17th Street. Do not park or stop buses on the campus road next to the College Theatre.

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 Last Modified: 6/16/2014 09:17:25 AM