Our live shows are held once a month during the regular academic year. These presentations are given by a PhD astronomer and consist primarily of an overview of what is currently visible in the night sky. In addition, part of each show (approximately 10-15 minutes) focuses on a specific aspect of astronomy, the topic of which changes each month. The shows are appropriate for all ages, however, the content and duration of the show may be more appealing to older children and adults.
In addition to the live shows, astronomy-themed movies are shown. These are specifically formatted for the planetarium dome, providing an impressive and immersive experience. Each presentation consists of a live 25-minute overview of the current night sky followed by an educational and entertaining movie, roughly 30 minutes in length. These presentations are given by West Chester University students. Parents with young children may find that these presentations hold their child's attention better than the live shows. A short description of the movies that we show can be found here .
If you have questions about the public shows please contact the planetarium director,Dr. Karen Schwarz
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2022-2023 Season Dates
January 27, 2023
Jupiter: King of the Planets* - SOLD OUT
February 10, 2023
Asteroid: Mission Extreme - SOLD OUT
February 24, 2023
Black Holes Don't Suck*
March 3, 2023
Birth of Planet Earth
March 24, 2023
March 31, 2023
Our Amazing Sun*
April 14, 2023
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
April 28, 2023
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star*
*Indicates a live show. All others are movie shows.
If you have questions about the public shows please contact the planetarium director, Dr. Karen Schwarz.