The Garland Independent School District Planetarium at Lakeview Centennial provides a mesmeric and interactive experience for our students, employees, and their families. Using the Starry Night and Layered Earth software, we can stimulate the day and night sky at any location on Earth during past, present, and future time periods.

We currently offer programs for prekindergarten and kindergarten, third-grade, fourth-grade, fifth-grade, and high school astronomy students.  During the spring of the 2022 school year, we will partner with our elementary schools to host family science night at the planetarium. 

The GISD Planetarium is just one of many ways that Garland ISD is helping students reach the stars.

M2G partnership

Our district has partnered with the planetariums Mesquite ISD and Grand Prairie ISD to create M2G.Space. This partnership works to help provide learning opportunities for students and families as well as support our community learning more about NASA and our universe.

AstroExplorer Badge Challenges

These button badge challenges provide enrichment opportunities for students, families, and educators to learn more about NASA and our universe. Each challenge has a reward:

  • Every student who completes the challenge will receive an AstroExplorer Button Badge and certificate.
  • Europa Challenge: Student's names will also be engraved on the Europa Orbiter
  • NASA Art Challenge: Top winners will receive an autographed book by NASA's exoplanet hunter Dr. Anjali Tripathi.

Upcoming challenges

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Students look up at dome screen displaying space shuttle and astronaut.
Students look up at dome screen displaying image of the solar system.

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