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/Total
January 13, 2018 From Earth to the Universe
WVUp All Night Winter Wellness Weekend
7pm 5:17pm Completed
From Earth to the Universe
WVUp All Night Winter Wellness Weekend
8pm
Completed
January 26, 2018 Monthly Children's Show!
Earth, Moon & Sun
6pm 5:32pm FULL!

Einstein's Gravity Playlist 7pm
FULL!
February 9, 2018 Einstein's Gravity Playlist 7pm 5:49pm 58/60

From Earth to the Universe 8pm
49/60
February 23, 2018 Monthly Children's Show!
Earth, Moon & Sun
6pm 6:05pm 60/60

Feature TBD 7pm
60/60
March 9, 2018 Dawn of the Space Age 7pm 6:20pm 60/60

From Earth to the Universe 8pm
60/60
March 23, 2018 Monthly Children's Show! 7pm 7:35pm 60/60

Dawn of the Space Age 8pm
60/60

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.

There are two conditions under which we will not have advertised shows:

  1. 1. If the local public schools are canceled (not just a two hour delay) due to bad weather on Friday, regardless of how the weather might appear in the evening, there will be no shows.
  2. 2. 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.