WHO are we?

Fiske opened in 1975 with a generous donation from Wallace Franz Fiske, class of 1917.

We are proud to be a part of the Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Department

Please visit Sommers-Bausch Observatory next door. The Observatory hosts free telescope viewing on Friday evenings, weather permitting, and tours are available too.

WHAT do we do?

We offer a diverse range of fulldome films, star talks, live talks, laser and liquid sky shows, concerts, and special live events, as well as host large public gatherings during astronomical and NASA-related events. 

We serve CU faculty and students, local schools and teachers, our community, and out of town visitors.

WHERE are we?

Fiske Planetarium is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colorado.


Vision & Mission Statement - We believe in innovating immersive, educational experiences to engage, inspire, and build inclusive community.


Our 65-foot diameter dome is the largest planetarium between Chicago and Los Angeles and seats 206 guests. Our 8K Sky-Skan projection system, cutting-edge content, dazzling visuals, and fantastic sound system are unparalleled. Plus, we have a MegaStar projector which shows 10 million stars and the Milky Way, creating one of the most beautiful indoor skies ever. 


Fiske Planetarium supports, endorses, and adheres to CU Boulder's nondiscrimination policies and diversity goals. We are committed to providing a healthy, safe, respectful, and supportive environment for all of our visitors, students, and staff. Read more about our Nondiscrimination, Diversity and Inclusion Statement.