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KU Planetarium Announces Fall Schedule

September 14, 2015

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Kutztown University Planetarium will be hosting public showings throughout the semester. The Planetarium is located on the ground floor of the Grim Science Building in Room 100. All shows are followed by a question and answer period with KU's planetarium director Dr. Phil Reed, associate professor of physical sciences.

Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Naming Exoworlds & "Extreme Planets"

Oct. 3, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
KU Family Day

Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
"Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda"

Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Pluto Update & "Birth of the Solar System"

Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m.
Sesquicentennial Event - see what the sky looked like on Sept. 15, 1866

Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
"Exploding Universe"

Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Laser Holidays - KU! Presents Pre-Show

Dec. 4, 9:45 p.m.
Laser Holidays - KU! Presents After-Show

The Kutztown University 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, special group planetarium shows may be scheduled during the fall and spring semesters. Private group planetarium shows are for larger community groups, such as schools and scouting troops. The planetarium seats 85 people and shows last approximately 1 hour. For more information visit