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Planetarium

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.

Eclipse

WVWC is hosting an eclipse viewing party from 1-4pm on August 21, 2017 in front of the Christopher Hall of Science.