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The TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and special occasion space located on the campus of Texas A&M International University. The planetarium is open to the public for shows, star-gazing events, field trips, and private functions; the Planetarium reflects TAMIU's commitment to service through educational engagement with the community. The TAMIU planetarium is one of the most sophisticated planetariums in the State of Texas and operates a state-of-the-art digital projection system. This new technology which was completely upgraded in late 2014, allows not only a view from planet Earth, but from any part of the known universe as well; allowing us to take audiences to spectacular unseen vistas, that can only be photographed by highly developed large telescopes. The Digistar 5 system has two 4 K projectors that project an immersive image over the entire doom that is 8 times the resolution of HD television. It uses powerful graphics hardware and software to generate immersive full-dome images and video which integrates all-dome video, real time 3D computer graphics, and a complete digital astronomy package and fantastic 5.1 surround sound.

Designed as a state-of-the-art 21st Century digital planetarium instrument, Digistar 5 projection system is a fully integrated system that replaces the need for traditional planetarium equipment such as slide projectors, special effects projectors, slew able video projectors, etc. It truly makes you feel that you are there, whether on an alien planet, deep in space, in orbit around the earth or somewhere here on the earth. Come experience the awesome beauty of the universe with us.

Now Showing

Mystery of the Christmas Star

Mystery of the Christmas Star

Mystery of the Christmas Star will allow audiences to journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem in pursuit of a scientific explanation of the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. This show will present several possible theories that Astronomers have explored as possible scientific explanations for the star of Bethlehem. Audiences will be immersed in spectacular images and experience the night sky as it was seen from Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago that will captivate audiences of all ages.


Season of Light

Season of Light traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminaries in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah

Holiday Music Magic

Holiday Music Magic 

Holiday Music Magic” is keyed to the music of the holiday season and features a variety of festive classics from Mannheim Steamroller and Burl Ives to Brenda Lee.  The soundtrack is visually enhanced with 3-D artistic animation and all-dome scenery in the audiovisual setting of the Planetarium’s Dome Theatre.  This program is a fun and entertaining experience for all audiences, particularly families.