PUBLIC Planetarium Shows

(Online reservations can be made using the form at the bottom of this page, and show titles link to trailers)

Assisted listening devices are available upon request.
Date Show Time Sunset Seats Available
July 20, 2018 Children's Show:
Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe
5pm 8:43pm 2

Children's Show:
Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe
6pm
2
August 3, 2018 Tales of the Maya Skies 8pm 8:30pm 25

Stars of the Pharoahs 9pm
38
August 17, 2018 Monthly Children's Show!
Oasis in Space
8pm 8:13pm 21

Black Holes 9pm
52
August 31, 2018
Dark: Understanding Dark Matter
7pm 7:52pm 60


Ultimate Universe
8pm
60
September 14, 2018 Monthly Children's Show!
TBD
7pm 7:29pm 60

TBD 8pm
60
September 28, 2018 WVU Fall Family Weekend!
TBD
6pm 7:06pm 60

WVU Fall Family Weekend!
TBD
7pm
60

WVU Fall Family Weekend!
TBD
8pm
60
September 29, 2018 WVU Fall Family Weekend!
TBD
6pm 7:05pm 60

WVU Fall Family Weekend!
TBD
7pm
60

WVU Fall Family Weekend!
TBD
8pm
60
October 12, 2018 TBD 7pm 6:44pm 60

TBD 8pm
60
October 26, 2018 Monthly Children's Show!
TBD
6pm 6:25pm 60

TBD 7pm
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.

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.