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Calendar of Shows

All shows are free to the public.  Shows are appropriate for all ages, and include audience interaction.


Current Public Schedule

These free shows are open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 PM, and every Sunday 2:00 PM.  No tickets are required, and no reservations are allowed.  We are closed on New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve.


Sunday 1 August - Thursday 9 September

“PlanetQuest: Discovering Worlds Around Other Stars”

The first planet around another star was discovered in 1992, and since then we've discovered many more. Learn how we discover planets, and what kinds of planets we tend to find. How do we know which planets might have life, and are any close to us? And see real photos of planets previously only imagined.



Sunday 12 September - Thursday 21 October

“Finding Your Way Around the Autumn Skies”

Find your way around night skies in this highly interactive experience. Examine star patterns in the current sky and create your own stories--as your ancestors did--to help remember these patterns.



Sunday 24 October - Tuesday 23 November

“Two Small Pieces of Glass”

Combining a full-dome movie and interactive lessons, we learn how telescopes work, and learn their role in expanding human understanding. Follow the history, and look to the future.



Sunday 25 November - Thursday 6 January

“Celebrations for a Long Winter's Night”

The long cold winter nights of December are well suited for celebrations. This festive show illuminates the meaning of the winter solstice, and shares some history behind our holiday customs. Photo: Kevin Willis (WKYU)




Past Calendar


Our Past 2021 Public Shows:

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Our PAST 2014 Public Shows:

Our PAST 2013 Public Shows:

Our PAST 2012 Public Shows:

  • "Doomsday 2012" - November 25 to December 27
  • "PlanetQuest" - October 23 to November 21
  • "Finding Your Way Around the Autumn Sky" - September 18 to October 22
  • "Curiosity on Mars" - August 8 to September 6
  • "Ancient Earth" - April 3 to May 1


Public Parking:

Overhead parking map around the planetarium

1) Along State Street

2) Two spots in the lot between Ogden College Hall and Kelly Thompson Hall

3) College Hill Lot, up College Heights Blvd. on the right

4) Chestnut Street North Lot, at the corner of Chestnut and 14th Ave, two blocks from the Planetarium 


Bus Unloading:

» Download the bus unloading map (PDF)


Icon representing handicapped ParkingWheelchair Accessibility: A ramp from State St. provides access to the building's main floor. The below lots are only available on weekends or after 4:30 PM.

1) Two spots in a tiny lot behind the building, at the end of a driveway from State St. That lot is lower than the building, so it is an uphill climb.

2) Three spots in the lot between Ogden College Hall and Kelly Thompson Hall.

3) The large parking lots on top of College Heights Blvd. The path from there is down hill.



Mailing List:

Many of our guests prefer to be notified of our events. You can sign up below or at the planetarium.

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 Last Modified 7/30/21