Total Lunar Eclipse

May 15, 2022 - 6:00 to 10:00PM
Lunar Eclipse Viewing in Tucson at Flandrau Planetarium May 2022

Celebrate the total lunar eclipse at the University of Arizona!

  • Free telescope viewings on the University of Arizona mall

  • Tucson Sky talks in the planetarium

  • Lunar lecture with Steve Kortenkamp, Ph.D. 

  • Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon!

Telescopes on the UA Mall near Flandrau for eclipse

Take advantage of free opportunities to view the total lunar eclipse at the University of Arizona in Tucson with the help of a range of telescopes from our observatory, the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, the UA Astronomy Club, and the Lunar and Planetary Lab. Visitors can also visit the Planetary Science Institute table for educational activities during the event. Thank you to all these groups for helping us engage the public!

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium is your destination to celebrate and experience the total lunar eclipse in Tucson. While you're here, enjoy discounted planetarium and laser light shows (Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon) and a free lecture on Lunar topics in the Eos Planetarium Theater. 


Schedule of the evening events and eclipse timeline:

6:15PM

Doors at 6PM
Tickets and seating first-come

$5 per person

A special version of our live planetarium star talk, Tucson Sky, with extra emphasis on the Moon (approx. 20 min)

7:00PM

Doors at approx. 6:50PM
Seating first-come

Free

Public lecture in the Eos Planetarium Theater with Steve Kortenkamp Ph.D.

"Touching the Moon"

When we combine NASA spacecraft data and 3D printers, everyone can have the chance to get their hands on 3D replicas of the lunar landscape. On this special evening when the Earth’s shadow touches the moon, you too can explore the moon through touch during this planetarium presentation where tactile elements are woven into the story of our long fascination of all things lunar. 

7:05PM

Free

Moonrise begins. Telescope viewing opportunities

7:27PM

Free

Partial eclipse begins. Telescope viewing opportunities

7:30-10:00PM Free

StellarScape - A breathtaking interactive multimedia experience! Thermal cameras and computer simulations that treat particles as a fluid will create streams and showers of stars. Your motion will give you the power to interact with the stars.

To learn more about the StellarScape, visit at www.stellarscape.org

8:00PM

Doors at approx. 7:50PM
Tickets and seating first-come

$5 per person

A special version of our live planetarium star talk, Tucson Sky, with extra emphasis on the Moon (approx. 20 min)

8:29PM

Free

Total lunar eclipse begins. Telescope viewing opportunities

9:10PM

Free

Peak of total lunar eclipse. Telescope viewing opportunities

9:30PM

Doors at approx. 9:20PM
Tickets and seating first-come

 

$5 per person

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon laser light show!

 

9:53PM

 

Total lunar eclipse ends