COVID-19 Updates and Information

Shows and Schedule

These shows are suspended until further notice due to social distancing. Information about online content is currently provided on our MLC homepage.

Planetarium shows are a resource for astronomy information, and keeps area residents informed about sky events.

Private Shows

Portrait of Jupiter from CassiniIf your group is close to 20 or larger, you may want to schedule a private show in order to guarantee seating. Private shows are available for school and other groups upon request. These are currently free. We can seat up to 80 people with access for up to 5 wheelchairs. Private shows typically start with a tour of the night sky followed by a full dome movie. Options afterwards include telescopes for viewing celestial objects, and/or a question and answer session with a professional astrophysicist. Those interested in a private show should contact us for more information. Please plan to book several months in advance due to the popularity of our private shows.

Public Shows

Cosmic Winter WonderlandPublic Shows are free and all ages are welcome to attend, but see the suggestions about age for a particular movie if you're unsure. There are two types of public shows: Wednesday Sky Tours and Science Saturdays. Both include a tour of the sky and a full dome movie. Science Saturdays also include a Space News segment and telescopes afterwards if the weather permits and it is dark enough.

Wednesday Sky Tours

Wednesday Sky Tours begin @ 6 & 7 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month during most of the semester and last between 30 and 40 minutes.

Current Schedule and Movies, Spring 2020

February 12 & 26 Solar Superstorms
March 11 & 25 Mayan Archaeology: Observers of the Universe
April 8 & 22 Phantom of the Universe: the Hunt for Dark Matter
May 13 & 27 Out There: the Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

Science Saturdays

Science Saturdays occur once a month and last between 50 and 60 minutes.

Current Schedule and Movies, Spring 2020

Times and dates change to maximize the potential for observing with telescopes afterwards. All Science Saturdays this season occur on the first of the month.

February 1 5 pm From Earth to the Universe
March 7 6 pm Jula Patrol: Down to Earth
April 4 7 pm Seeing: a Photon's Journey Across Space, Time, and Mind
May 2 8 pm The Sun, Our Living Star

Contact Us

Dr. Jason Speights

Director of the MLC
Associate Professor of Physics

Email (preferred):
Phone: 301.687.4339
Office: Gira CCIT 189

Send Mail To

Department of Physics and Engineering
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303

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