I know it has been a while, but it is time for another True Bruin Tradition! The planetarium sits atop the Mathematical Science building in South Campus. Every Wednesday at 8pm, they host a lecture and night sky viewing lead by a student studying astronomy, astrophysics, and/or other space related majors. The show begins with a lecture where the presenter talks about a subject that they enjoy and then goes into the night show where they dim the lights and project stars on the dome (pictured below). I could not get shots of the lecture or sky show because they ask that you do not use your phones. But the best part is that it is that it’s free to the public! And after the show, if the conditions permit, they let you look into a telescope to look at a celestial body.
TL;DR: If you want to take someone on a star gazing trip but don’t want to spend money and don’t want to lay in the grass at night, visit the planetarium.