PUBLIC Planetarium Shows

Assisted listening devices are available upon request.

Date Show Time Sunset Seats Available
November 30, 2018 Monthly Children's Show!
Larry Cat in Space
5pm 4:56pm First come first served!

Monthly Children's Show! 
Accidental Astronauts
First come first served!
December 14, 2018 Holiday Show!
Season of Lights
7pm 4:56pm First come first served!

Holiday Show!
Season of Lights
First come first served!


Admission to our public planetarium Shows is free, and spots are filled up on a first come first served basis. If you are a community or school group looking to schedule a show, or have a group of 10+ people and would like to ensure seats, feel free to contact us directly at Please also email us with any questions or concerns about the new policy.

Doors open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled showing. Once the doors are closed we do not open them until the end of the showing, or unless there is an emergency. We appreciate your cooperation.

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.