Picture of the Schreder Planetarium building


In the spring of 1979 the Schreder Planetarium was opened in Redding as a multi-media science education facility serving the students and citizens of Northern California. The planetarium provides student and community education in Astronomy and Space Science. Capturing the passion and curiosity of children, teenagers and adults, the planetarium is a beautiful, domed theater in which a realistic and scientifically accurate simulation of the night sky is created, using a highly specialized digital projector. The Digistar 3 projector uses powerful graphics hardware and software to generate immersive full-dome images on the interior surface of a dome, integrating all-dome video, real time 3D computer graphics, and complete digital astronomy.

  • Approximately 1,500 square feet
  • 10 meter domed theater 
  • 65 seats
  • Built by architects Nichols & Woodward
  • Contractor was Ken Gifford
  • Served thousands of children and community members since opening
  • The only astronomy public education center in the north state
  • Students ranging from as south as Roseville on up to Oregon have been educated and motivated by the offerings of the planetarium.



Schreder Planetarium

1644 Magnolia Ave
Redding CA 96001

 Public Show & Field Trip Info:  530.225.0243
Recorded Show Info: 530.225.0295

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