West Virginia University Planetarium and Observatory

135 Willey Street
Morgantown, WV 26506


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.

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