Have a look at Our Active,
Dynamic Star -- Our Sun!
On Saturdays, sky conditions permitting, the Planetarium will also have solar telescopes set-up outside near the JMU Sundial! See our 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 you mesmerized! ALL FREE!
FAMILY SHOWS at 11am -and- 1pm! Our Family shows are designed for families with young children (ages 4 to 8) in mind but all are welcome!
FEATURE SHOWS at 2:15pm -and- 3:30pm! Our Feature shows are great for middle/high school students and adults!
Not sure which show to attend? See them both!
Saturday Public Show Schedule
at 11am AND 1pm
at 2:15 AND 3:30pm
|May 2||One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure||Ancient Skies|
|May 9||One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure||Ancient Skies|
|May 16||One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure||Ancient Skies|
|May 23||One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure||Ancient Skies|
|May 30||One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure||Ancient Skies|
|June 6||Magic Tree House: Space Mission||Origins of Life|
|June 13||Magic Tree House: Space Mission
||Origins of Life|
|June 20||Magic Tree House: Space Mission||Origins of Life|
|June 27||Magic Tree House: Space Mission||Origins of Life|
|JULY||CLOSED FOR SPACE CAMP||CLOSED FOR SPACE CAMP|
|AUGUST||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.