Exciting Planetarium News!

We are getting an upgrade! Our former projection system has been removed, and we are awaiting installation of a new state-of-the-art digital platform. During this time, full-dome shows are not available. Films are currently being presented in wide screen format on a traditional flat screen. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Planetarium Films

Our digital films showcase stunning imagery from NASA, engaging animation, and top scientific content. Public show times are listed for each film. Films may also be booked for group visits.

  • Both the museum and planetarium are included in a single admission fee.
  • Each film is 25-35 minutes long.
  • Films are appropriate for all ages.
  • Most films include sections with dynamic visuals and increased volume. If anyone in your group is sensitive, please contact us about low sensory input or alternative visit options.

Robot Explorers

Brent Spiner, Star Trek’s Commander Data, tours the probes sending us info from the far reaches of space (30 minutes). 10:30 a.m.

The Little Star that Could

A young star searches the galaxy for a planet of his own and learns that he's not as average as he thinks (35 minutes, elementary ages). 11:30 a.m.

Experience the Aurora

Learn the science behind this spectacular phenomenon through the first-ever hi-res full screen photography (27 minutes, all ages). 12:30 p.m.

Violent Universe

None other than Sir Patrick Stewart explores the biggest celestial catastrophes when worlds collide (25 minutes). 1:30 p.m.

The Little Star that Could

A young star searches the galaxy for a planet of his own and learns that he's not as average as he thinks (35 minutes, elementary ages). 2:30 p.m.

Violent Universe

None other than Sir Patrick Stewart explores the biggest celestial catastrophes that happen when worlds collide (25 minutes). 3:30 p.m.

Contact Us

For general information, please call (570) 422-2705 or email smcurator@esu.edu. To book a group visit, please call (570) 422-2747 or email cklingler@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Hoeffner Science & Technology Center, ground floor
Phone:
(570) 422-2747
Title of Department Leader
Director
Name
Cathy Klingler