Earth from Space 

Welcome to the WVU Planetarium

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.

Upcoming Events:

♦ We will be hosting shows for Diversity Week on September 19th. Our special show "Being Black in STEM," which highlights the contributions of four black leaders in STEM, will be shown at 5 PM followed by the film "Outlier: the Story of Katherine Johnson" at 6 PM.

♦ On September 20th, join us for special shows at 7pm and 8pm in honor of the global youth climate movement and the WVU Climate Action week. We will talk about climate change from a planetary perspective and show the award-winning full-dome film, "Dynamic Earth." Dr. Martina Angela Caretta, a WVU Geography professor, will join us to discuss her role with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and help us connect our show to larger geopolitical issues.

♦ Weather permitting, we will open the rooftop observatory for telescope viewing following the shows!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at, call us at 304-293-4961, or send us a message on Facebook!

Being Black in STEM          Katherine Johnson            Dynamic Earth

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