PUBLIC Planetarium Shows

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.

Assisted listening devices are available upon request.

Date Show Time Sunset
July 5th From Earth to the Universe   7:00pm   8:51pm

Ultimate Universe 8:00pm
July 20th 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Event!
Larry Cat in Space
11:00am 8:43pm

Accidental Astronauts 12:00pm

Earth Moon Sun

Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson 7:00pm

Dawn of the Space Age 8:00pm
August 2nd Tales of the Maya Skies 7:00pm 8:32pm

Stars of the Pharaohs 8:00pm
August 16th Dynamic Earth  7:00pm 8:15pm

The Dark Matter Mystery
August 30th Monthly Children's Shows!
Secrets of Gravity  
6:00pm 7:54pm

Earth Moon Sun 7:00pm

More Information

The West Virginia University Planetarium is located on the PL Floor of White Hall, 135 Willey Street. Please note that we cannot answer the telephone while in the planetarium, so call or email in advance 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. 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.