Explore deep space from campus
Space is a big, complex place. Our new planetarium will make concepts easier to understand by presenting them to students in environment that is so immersive, you’d swear you were standing on the surface of Mars.
The Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy operates a planetarium with a 30-foot dome and a SPITZ 512 star projector. We’ll be upgrading to a new modern digital planetarium with a 52-foot dome once our new Cole STEM Building opens.
Great for students of all ages
The planetarium is a great way to introduce elementary, middle school and high school students to the stars. A visit to our planetarium typically involves a multimedia show, a guided tour of the evening sky using the projector and a Q&A session with our staff.
We offer shows appropriate for children as young as three years and up to high schoolers. These shows bring concepts of space to life.
Book a school or group visit
School visits and programs may be scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the following times:
- 9:00 a.m.
- 10:00 a.m.
- 11:00 a.m.
- 12:00 p.m.
- 1:00 p.m.
On Tuesday and Thursdays, you can schedule a program at:
- 11:00 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m.
Additional dates and times may be available by special arrangement. For more information or to book a visit to the planetarium for your students or group, contact us today at 936.468.3001.