Planetarium

(updated 3/17/2020) All on-campus planetarium activities are cancelled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 Semester in accordance with the University's response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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

    Spring 2020:

    DATE

    TIME

    TITLE

    COST

    Wed. Feb. 26 7:00 p.m. "Beyond the Sun: In Search of a New Earth" planetarium show FREE*
    Wed. Mar. 25 7:00 p.m.

    "Secret Lives of Stars" planetarium show

    CANCELLED

    FREE*
    Wed. Apr. 8 7:00 p.m.

    "Destination Mars: The New Frontier" planetarium show

    CANCELLED

    FREE*
    Thu. Apr. 30 7:00 p.m.

    "Beyond the Sun: In Search of a New Earth" planetarium show

    CANCELLED

    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

    Spring 2020:

    DATE

    TIME

    TITLE

    COST

    Wed. Mar. 18 8:00 p.m. "Rush 2112"

    $5.00 *

    cancelled

    Wed. Mar. 18 9:00 p.m. Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

    $5.00 *

    cancelled

    Wed. Apr. 15 8:00 p.m. "Rush 2112"

    $5.00 *

    cancelled

    Wed. Apr. 15 9:00 p.m. Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

    $5.00 *

    cancelled

    * Tickets can be purchased on-line here, or on-campus at the Student Union Building.  Proceeds benefit the KU Physics Club (our chapter of the Society of Physics Students).