Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Maryland, USA Planetarium, Music/Laser Shows

planetarium at night

If you are interested in performing contact Dr. Harold Williams, an astrophysicist and Montgomery College planetarium coordinator and physics lab coordinator, at 240-567-1463.

Montgomery College's Planetarium hosts an innovative concert series featuring local area composers and musicians who perform avant-garde, electronic, new age, folk, dynamic minimalism, medieval, rock in roll, industrial, and any other type of musical performances with accompanying lasers and the planetarium sky projector. The performances are free to the public.  All evening planetarium programs include a star party after the show, if it is clear.  Star party means we look at the sky with telescopes.  We have a 13 inch (33.02cm) Dobsonian,  a  3 1/2  inch (8.89cm) Questar, and a 4 1/8 inch (10.5cm) Edmund Astroscan telescopes that we bring outside the planetarium when clear.  Bring your telescope to the star party, and we can have even more fun sharing, the more the merrier. 

Performances Academic year March 2015 through May 2015:
Performances Academic year December 2013 through May 2014:

Performances Academic year September 2012 through May 2013:
Performances Academic year September 2009 through May 2010:

Performances Academic year September 2008 through May 2009:
Performances Academic year September 2007 through May 2008:
Performances Academic year September 2006 through May 2007:
Performances Academic year September 2005 through May 2006:

Performances Academic year September 2004 through April 2005:

Past Performances academic year September 2003 through May 2004 :

Past Performances academic year September 2002 through May 2003 :

Past Performances that have been electronically archived:  Enjoy the archived music/laser show in Real Video G2!  Get Real Player  Performances 2001 through 2002
To see some interesting music, theater, dance, and art go to

Montgomery College's Planetarium home page.

web page by Harold Williams, last modified 10:49AM Thursday February 26,  2015