The Kutztown University Planetarium is located on the ground floor of the Grim Science Building, and is labeled Room 100. The planetarium is used for introductory astronomy laboratory exercises and for the university's Astronomy Outreach Program. The KU Planetarium features a full-dome digital projection system and surround sound.
In addition to Public Planetarium Shows and Special Events, local school groups and scouting troops frequently take field trips to the KU Planetarium.
All shows are followed by a question & answer period with KU's astrophysicist and planetarium director Dr. Phill Reed.
Public Planetarium Shows
Wed. Sep. 25 7:00 p.m. "Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens" planetarium show FREE* Wed. Oct. 23 7:00 p.m. "Destination: Mars" planetarium show FREE* Wed. Nov. 20 7:00 p.m. "Ice Worlds" planetarium show FREE* Wed. Dec. 18 7:00 p.m. "Season of Light" Holiday planetarium show FREE*
*These educational planetarium shows are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Seating is first-come, first-served.
LASER Light Shows
Tue. Oct. 29 8:00 p.m. "Fright Light" Halloween Special
Wed. Nov. 6 8:00 p.m. Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"
Wed. Nov. 6 9:00 p.m. Pink Floyd's "The Wall"
* Tickets can be purchased on-line here, or on-campus at the Student Union Building. Proceeds benefit the KU Physics Club and the Planetarium Outreach Program.