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Have a look at Our Active,

Dynamic Star -- Our Sun!

Surface of the Sun



On Saturday afternoons, sky conditions permitting, the Planetarium will also have our solar telescopes set-up outside! See the Sun as the active, dynamic star that it is instead of the pale yellow dot drawn by kids! Don't miss out on seeing our STAR in a safe way that will leave in mesmerized! ALL FREE!

Saturday Show Schedule -- SPRING 2014 

DATE

Family Show

at 1pm

Feature Show

at 2:15pm

Feature Show

at 3:30pm

June 7 Planetary Visions Seven Wonders Seven Wonders
June 14 Planetary Visions Seven Wonders Seven Wonders
June 21 Planetary Visions Seven Wonders Seven Wonders
June 28 Planetary Visions Seven Wonders Seven Wonders
JULY CLOSED FOR SPACE CAMP CLOSED FOR SPACE CAMP CLOSED FOR SPACE CAMP
AUGUST CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE



Please be aware
: The John C. Wells planetarium strives to bring cutting-edge science to JMU as well as to the larger Shenandoah Valley community. Hence, the staff presents established science that is based on consensus from the scientific community. We will present the scientific perspective on topics such as evolution, the big bang, age of the Earth, and global warming. All of our full dome shows and live star talks make reference to an age of the Universe that is 13.8 billion years old and that our Sun and the Solar System formed ~5 billions years ago. Our staff will not alter their presentations when discussing what some consider controversial science topics.