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  planetarium@mail.wvu.edu. 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
February 8, 2019 The Dark Matter Mystery 7pm 5:47pm

The Dark Matter Mystery
8pm
February 15, 2019 Black History Month Show! 7pm 5:56pm

Black History Month Show!
8pm
February 23, 2019 Giveaway Show!
Monthly Children Show!
Earth Moon, Sun
2pm 6:05pm

Monthly Children Show! 
Earth Moon, Sun
3pm
March 8, 2019 Ultimate Universe 7pm 6:19pm

Ultimate Universe 8pm
March 22, 2019 Monthly Children Show!
The Secrets of Gravity
5pm 7:33pm

Monthly Children Show!
The Secrets of Gravity
6pm
April 5, 2019 TBD 7pm 7:47pm

TBD 8pm
April 19, 2019 Monthly Children Show!
TBD
7pm 8:01pm

Monthly Children Show!
TBD
8pm
May 3, 2019 TBD 7pm 8:15pm

TBD 8pm
May 17, 2018 Monthly Children Show!
TBD
5pm 8:29pm

Monthly Children Show!
TBD
6pm

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.