Herbert Trackman Planetarium


The Herbert Trackman Planetarium is dedicated to continuing its tradition of outstanding astronomical instruction and entertainment. Our planetarium has a 30 ft diameter dome and a new OmniStar Digital planetarium projector. Our planetarium shows feature sky tours with our planetarium projector and PowerPoint presentations on a wide range of astronomical topics.

Fall 2020 Update

The planetarium is closed for the Fall 2020 semester due to COVID-19 precautions.

JJC Planetarium

During a typical semester, the public is invited to visit the planetarium in F-Building on the Main Campus of JJC.

Grade school and high school groups are encouraged to schedule special programs that may be presented during the school day. These free, public service programs are tailored to the grade level of students attending the program.

Social and civic organizations also are invited to schedule programs for their members. These programs are available during the day and on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Reservations are required.

  • Arrangements for these special programs may be made by contacting us at 815-280-2524 or email fieldtripcoordinator@jjc.edu.
  • For information about shows, contact Art Maurer, Planetarium Director, at 815- 280-2601.
  • For information about astronomy courses, please contact the Natural Sciences department at (815) 280-2420.