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The Wonders of the Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium

By Anna Esteves
On October 29, 2014


(Planetarium director Peter Davis with workstudy outside of the LBV Planetarium)

If you are stressing over midterms and homework, if you are looking for a distraction after long days of work, or if you’re simply in the mood to try something new, then head over to the Texas A&M International University Planetarium. After some spectacular modifications, the Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium had its grand re-opening last month and is excited to show all of its new movies.

The planetarium hosts weekly shows open for students and the public. It is also available for birthday parties and for school field trips. But if you wish to escape for a little while, then visit the planetarium as they premiere all new movies this semester. The planetarium not only shows educational and scientific movies, but it also hosts live shows of the solar system and presents band concerts. It even shows regular movies from the comfort of the dome’s seats.

Planetarium director, Peter Davis, is excited to present all new movies and shows this semester. He encourages everyone to check out their website for all the upcoming events. With over 35 years of experience working in the field of planetarium media, Davis is proud of TAMIU’s dome. “This planetarium, we have a 40 foot dome, and it’s under that glass pyramid, so it has this iconic-like image, which is good because people can find it attractive,” Davis explains about the planetariums appearance, “We have a very sophisticated digital system.”

Upcoming events for this month include the popular movies: The Wonders of the Universe, Lamps of Atlantis, and Stars of Pharaoh. The shows usually run Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Anytime from 6pm to 8pm on weekdays, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends. The general cost of admission is $4 for children and $5 for adults. The cost for TAMIU alumni is only $3. You can purchase the tickets at the ticket booth located inside the Lamar Bruni Vergara building.  

Do not miss out on the wonderful shows the planetarium has to offer and take advantage of the impressive system that has just been debuted! If you wish to make reservations in advance, you can contact (956) 326-2463. If you have any questions about the planetarium you can also email them at And don’t forget to visit their webpage at to check all the showtimes and new realeases for this semester!


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