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West Virginia University Planetarium and Observatory

West Virginia University Planetarium and Observatory
135 Willey Street
304-293-4961

More than just an entertaining look at our universe, the planetarium features five different, professionally created shows each year.

Each show begins with a current sky show pointing out visible constellations, planets, and other noteworthy astronomical objects. Attendees then have a brief, operator narrated astronomy lesson, such as when and where does the sun rise and set at the beginning of each season. This is followed by a commercial program that is both educational and entertaining. At the conclusion of the public show, patrons are invited to see our new observatory and take a look through our new 14” Celestron telescope at what is currently visible in the night sky.

The planetarium also currently showcases a flown tire from NASA that was used on the Columbia space shuttle during the STS-76 mission in 1996.



West Virginia University Planetarium and Observatory is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media

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