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The West Virginia Wesleyan College Planetarium serves the residents of Buckhannon and surrounding communities with regular public programs.

Our 40-seat Planetarium is located on the 2nd floor of Christopher Hall. Our digital projector was purchased with a gift from the Naylor Family Fund and the Community Trust Foundation. It is a Digitarium Zeta and is capable of full-dome videos.

Planetarium funded in part by the Community Trust Foundation

Planetarium Public Show Schedule

Mar 7            The Cosmic Recipe: Setting the Periodic Table

Mar 21          Cosmology

Apr 4            Expedition Reef

Apr 18          No Show


*Click on show title for preview
  • Shows run year-round. The schedule is made out two months at a time.
  • Showtimes are at 8 pm on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
  • Shows last about one hour.
  • Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students/seniors, children under 18 free when accompanied by an adult.
  • No reservations required for regular shows – first come, first serve.
  • Doors open 1/2 hour before the show.
  • Telescope observing follows the show, weather permitting.
  • Each planetarium showing includes a tour of the evening sky with free sky charts available.
  • We offer free planetarium shows for school and educational groups.
  • Group Discounts: groups of more than 10 people attending our regular public shows will receive a discount rate of 25 percent off the ticket price. Reservations required to take advantage of this program.
  • Special Groups: If you would like to book the planetarium for a special show, such as a birthday party, corporate function, civic group, family reunion, etc., the cost is $50.
  • Finding the Planetarium

Contact Tracey DeLaney with inquiries, reservations, etc.:
Phone: 304-473-8330

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