WVU Planetarium & Observatory

For more than 30 years, the Planetarium at West Virginia University has given communities a glimpse into worlds beyond our own.

Professionally produced shows are offered at the Planetarium featuring topics like constellations, Galilean Moons, The Solar System, Gravitational Waves, Hidden Figures’ astrophysicist Katherine Johnson, Dynamic Earth, Black Holes, Dark Matter, Solar Superstorms, Super Volcanoes, Mayan Skies, Space Opera, and more!

More than just an entertaining look at our universe, the Planetarium features a variety of professionally curated shows each year. Each show begins with a current sky show pointing out visible constellations, planets, and other noteworthy astronomical objects.

Weather permitting; at the conclusion of the public show, patrons are invited to visit the rooftop observatory and take a look through the 14” Celestron telescope and observe what is currently visible in the night sky.

These family-friendly shows are tailored for audiences ranging from elementary age to the amateur astronomer.

All shows are free and open to the public. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, or view showtimes, please visit:

Located on the “Floor PL“, White Hall, 135 Willey St., West Virginia University, Morgantown (walkable from downtown Morgantown).

135 Willey St.
Morgantown , WV 26505 

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(304) 293- 4961