Earth from Space 

Welcome to the WVU Planetarium and Observatory.

For more than 30 years, the planetarium at West Virginia University has given Morgantown and the surrounding communities a glimpse into worlds beyond our own. Sitting atop White Hall, the planetarium has served thousands of people each year, including hundreds of WVU students.

Our mission is to serve the state-wide West Virginia community by connecting people to the Universe.

Eclipse 2023 WVU Planetarium and Observatory; PARTIAL ECLIPSE  VIEWING EVENT; Saturday, October 14

Upcoming Events: 

♦   All shows are FREE, but reservations are required. If you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know as soon as possible. 
♦  Go to our "Showtimes" tab to reserve spaces for our shows every other Friday. We generally have children's shows at 7pm (or 8pm in Summer) and advanced shows at 8pm (or 9pm in Summer) followed by rooftop telescope observing, weather permitting. 
♦  Please join our mailing list, Mountaineer Skies, or keep an eye on our Facebook: WVU Planetarium, Twitter: @WVUPlanetarium, Instagram: @WVUPlanetarium and this website for further updates. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at
♦ All visitors must follow  WVU Safety Guidelines. Shows start promptly on time and doors open about 10-minutes prior to the show. Note that once the show has started and the doors have closed, we do not permit additional guests to enter for both safety concerns and to not interrupt the viewing experience. Thank you for your understanding.