The WVU Planetarium is temporarily closing in-person shows and offering weekly FREE virtual presentations over Zoom! If you have any questions or concerns about us moving online please send them to planetarium@mail.wvu.edu.

PUBLIC Shows

Alternating "Family Friendly" and "Intermediate/Advanced" Shows Every Week at 6:30PM

We suggest middle schoolers or above for our "intermediate to advanced" offerings.  Our "family friendly" shows  will be fun for all ages, however we hope to make the information attainable to elementary or younger aged children. We will try to advertise through our social media and in the descriptions which age range we are aiming to benefit the most for each of our shows. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about any of our shows.

We have been working hard to determine the best way for us to offer our services during these odd times! We appreciate your patience and flexibility as the WVU Planetarium has and continues to trial different formats to get amazing astronomy knowledge to you all.



Date Show and Intended Audience Time Registration Link
Wednesday, Jan 20th Night Sky and Dinosaurs! presented by Planetarium Staff member Jessica
6:30 PM
Wednesday, Jan 27th Solar Superstorms presented by Planetarium Staff member Evan 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb 3rd Storytime with an Astronomer presented by Planetarium Director Dr. Kathryn Williamson
6:30 PM
Friday, Feb 12th SPOT - Climate Change in the Mountain State presented by  SPOT  Ambassadors Hosanna and Erin
6:30 PM
Friday, Feb 19th SPOT - Water: The Source of Life presented by SPOT Ambassadors Madison and Clay
6:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb 24th Highlighting the Contributions of Black Astronomers presented by Planetarium Staff member
6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 3rd No Show - University Closed

Wednesday, March 10th Design an Alien presented by Planetarium Staff member Jessica  6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 17th Gravitational Waves Show presented by Planetarium Staff members Jessica and Evan
6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 24th SPOT - Mars: Past, Present, Future presented by  SPOT Ambassador Hosanna and Morgan
6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 31st  Supervolcanoes presented by WVU Planetarium Staff member Jessica
6:30 PM
Wednesday, April 7th Spring Constellations and Legends of the Night Sky presented by Planetarium Staff member Evan
6:30 PM 
Wednesday, April 14th Behind-the-Scenes at the WVU Plasma Lab presented by Dr. Earl Scime
6:30 PM
Wednesday, April 21st Climate Change from a Planetary Perspective presented by Planetarium Staff members Evan and Jessica
6:30 PM
Wednesday, April 28th Tour of the Solar System presented by Planetarium Staff members Jessica and Evan
6:30 PM
Wednesday, May 5th Magnetars and their Temper Tantrums presented by WVU Postdoc Harsha Blumer
6:30 PM