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Friday, April 25, 2014

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


"Violent Universe"


The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material into space, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, we will witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart. Narrated by Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films.


Each performance includes the all-dome show, a review of the night sky, and a laser light show.

Place:  Tidewater Community College Planetarium

             Virginia Beach Campus Science Building

The TCC Planetarium has a state of the art Digistar 5 Laser Projector housed in a 40 foot dome with 80 permanent seats. It produces an all-sky image.



Park in the parking lot closest to the ATC. The science building is to your left as you face the ATC. Go through the sliding doors.               Campus map




To make reservations call the TCC Information Center at 822-1122 or email Reservations begin on Monday, April 14, 2014Your reservation is not guaranteed unless you arrive at least 15 minutes before show time to pick up your actual tickets at the planetarium.  There will be a limited number of tickets available at the planetarium on the day of the show. 

TCC Info Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm



  • Groups can only reserve a maximum of 20 tickets.
  • Food, drinks, and chewing gum are not allowed in the planetarium.
  • No one will be admitted late, and if you leave during a show you can not be readmitted.
  • The theater is accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Must be at least 4 years old. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.