PUBLIC Planetarium Shows

(Online reservations can be made using the form at the bottom of this page, and show titles link to trailers)
Date Show Time Sunset Seats Available
April 20, 2018 Monthly Children's Show!
Oasis in Space
7pm 8:02pm Completed

Supervolcanoes 8pm
May 4, 2018 Stars 8pm 8:16pm 18

Black Holes 9pm
May 18, 2018 Monthly Children's Show!
Oasis in Space
7pm 8:30pm 54

Feature TBD 8pm


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

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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.