PUBLIC Planetarium Shows

(Online reservations can be made using the form at the bottom of this page, and show titles link to trailers)

Assisted listening devices are available upon request.
Date Show Time Sunset Seats Available
September 28, 2018 WVU Fall Family Weekend!
Stars of the Pharaohs
6pm 7:06pm 31

WVU Fall Family Weekend!
Stars of the Pharaohs
7pm
21

WVU Fall Family Weekend!
Stars of the Pharaohs
8pm
FULL!
September 29, 2018 WVU Fall Family Weekend!
Ultimate Universe
6pm 7:05pm FULL!

WVU Fall Family Weekend!
Ultimate Universe
7pm
FULL!

WVU Fall Family Weekend!
Ultimate Universe
8pm
FULL!
October 12, 2018 Solar Superstorms 7pm 6:44pm 17

Dark: Understanding Dark Matter 8pm
11
October 26, 2018 Monthly Children's Show!
The Secrets of Gravity
5pm 6:25pm 54

Monthly Children's Show! 
Earth's Wild Ride
6pm
51

Reservation

Admission to our Public Planetarium Shows is free, but reservations are required and can be made by filling out the form below if the showing still has seats available.  If you are a community or school group looking to schedule a show, feel free to directly contact us at planetarium@mail.wvu.edu.

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More Information

The West Virginia University Planetarium is located on the PL Floor of White Hall, 135 Willey Street. Reservations cannot be accepted after 3:00 P.M. on the days of the shows. This is usually on a Friday. Also note that we cannot answer the telephone while in the planetarium, so please call or email in advance of that to assure there's time to get your message returned!

Additionally, the WVU Observatory, equipped with a 14 inch Celestron telescope, will be open for public viewing on the same evenings as the planetarium shows but require no reservations. Please note that the sky must be dark and clear, as we cannot see through clouds.

If, during the day on Friday, we have significant snow and/or bad ice conditions on the road, there will be no shows.

We rely on your sound judgement.