The Cook Center Planetarium at Navarro College is a large theater with a 60 foot diameter dome screen and 200 seats that specializes in showing informative astronomy / space science themed programs. The planetarium offers a weekly schedule of presentations for the general public. The schedule is subject to change in response to the needs of Navarro College, large groups, and private events. Please call the Cook Center at 800-988-5317 or 903-874-1211 to verify the current planetarium schedule.
Primarily, the planetarium is used as a educational field trip destination for area schools and other interested groups. Teachers can find information regarding suitable school programs and alignment to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in our teacher's corner. For a complete list of our presentations, please visit the Planetarium Show Library.
During the school year, the planetarium is used exclusively for Navarro College courses and group scheduling Monday through Friday. The planetarium will be closed during all college holidays.
Telescope Viewing Sessions
The planetarium periodically hosts telescope viewing sessions after sunset on the Corsicana campus of Navarro College in association with Texas Astronomical Society members. Follow them on Facebook to find out about the next viewing. Local telescope viewing is available each month at Hubbard Lakes hosted by the Central Texas Astronomical Society.