PUBLIC Planetarium Shows

Admission to our public planetarium Shows is free but reservations are required. 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

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.

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.

Please note that if you do not see a show as an option on the list in our reservation form it is full.


Date Show Time Sunset Seats Remaining
Friday February 28th Monthly Children's Shows
Accidental Astronauts
5:30pm 6:10pm FULL

Larry Cat in Space 6:30pm
FULL
Friday March 6th Special Tribute to Katherine Johnson
 showing of:
  Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson
7:00pm
(Note end time is ~9:00pm)

60
Friday March 13th Supervolcanoes 7:00pm 7:25pm 46 

Solar Superstorms 8:00pm
50         
Friday March 27th Monthly Children's Shows
Earth Moon Sun
5:30pm 7:39pm 42         

Dawn of the Space Age 6:30pm
57 
Friday April 3rd   To Space and Back 7:00pm 7:46pm 60

From Earth to the Universe
8:00pm
60
Friday April 17th   Monthly Children's Shows
Oasis in Space  
5:30pm 8:00pm 60

Secrets of Gravity 
6:30pm
60
Friday May 1st Tales of the Maya Skies 7:00pm   8:14pm 60

Stars of the Pharaohs 8:00pm
52