Planetarium

NEWS:  KU's Planetarium Director, Dr. Phill Reed, has begun a one-year sabbatical leave and will bring exciting new research results back to the planetarium when he returns in Fall 2023.  Until then, KU geologist Dr. Kurt Friehauf will serve as Planetarium Director, providing outreach that includes public planetarium shows and special events for community groups.  Friehauf will debut the new planetarium show "Birth of Planet Earth!"

Use this form to request a planetarium show for your group (schools, scouting troops, and other community groups).

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 projects and for the university's Astronomy Outreach Program. The KU Planetarium features a full-dome digital projection system with surround sound and a full-color laser projection system.

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.