COVID-19 Updates and Information

Shows and Schedule

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

 
Pandemic update: The public shows for the fall 2021 season are cancelled. If you have already booked a private show or event, those are still planned. Masks continue to be required. Please contact us if you need to verify your private show or event.

 

Public Shows

galaxies_collidePublic 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. Telescopes are provided afterwards for viewing celestial objects if the conditions are favorable.

 

Wednesday Sky Tours

Wednesday Sky Tours begin @ 6 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month and last between 35 and 45 minutes.

Current Schedule and Movies for Fall 2021

September 1 & 15 The Sun Our Living Star
October      6 & 20 From Earth to the Universe
November  3 & 17 Zula Patrol: Down to Earth

 

Science Saturdays

Science Saturdays begin @ 4 pm and 7 pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month and last between 40 and 50 minutes.

Current Schedule and Movies for Fall 2021

September 11 The Sun Our Living Star
October        9 From Earth to the Universe
November  13 Zula Patrol: Down to Earth

 

Private Shows

EnceladusIf 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 similar 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.

Contact Us

Dr. Jason Speights

Director of the MLC
Associate Professor of Physics

Email (preferred): jcspeights@frostburg.edu
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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