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. We have a Spitz A3P projector that was installed in 1968.
Thanks to a donation from the Naylor Family Fund, we will be installing a new digital projector. The new projector should be up and running by August 2017.
Showtimes are at 8pm of the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
Public Show Schedule
|Jul 1, 2017||Hubble’s Renaissance|
|Jul 15, 2017||Space Racers: Mars Canyon Race|
|Aug 5, 2017||No Show, on vacation|
|Aug 19, 2017||Venus: The Hostile Planet|
- Shows run year-round. The schedule is made out 2 months at a time.
- Showtimes are at 8 pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
- Shows last about 1 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.