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Have a look at Our Active,

Dynamic Star -- Our Sun!

Surface of the Sun



On Saturdays, sky conditions permitting, the Planetarium will also have solar telescopes set-up outside! 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 in mesmerized! ALL FREE!

Saturday Public Show Schedule

September 2014 to June 2015 

DATE

Family Show

at 11am AND 1pm

Feature Show

at 2:15 AND 3:30pm

September 6 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure In Search of Our Cosmic Origins
September 13 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure In Search of Our Cosmic Origins
September 20 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure In Search of Our Cosmic Origins
September 27 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure In Search of Our Cosmic Origins
October 4 A Part of the Sky Called Orion Back to the Moon For Good
October 11 A Part of the Sky Called Orion Back to the Moon For Good
October 18 A Part of the Sky Called Orion Back to the Moon For Good
October 25 A Part of the Sky Called Orion Back to the Moon For Good
November 1 Magic Tree House: Space Mission Dynamic Earth
November 8 Magic Tree House: Space Mission Dynamic Earth
November 15 Magic Tree House: Space Mission Dynamic Earth
November 22 Magic Tree House: Space Mission Dynamic Earth
November 29 Magic Tree House: Space Mission Dynamic Earth
December 6 Molecularium

Chasing the Ghost Particle: 

From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe

December 13 Molecularium

Chasing the Ghost Particle: 

From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe

December 20 Molecularium

Chasing the Ghost Particle: 

From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe

January 17 Legends of the Night Sky: Orion Cosmic Castaways
January 24 Legends of the Night Sky: Orion Cosmic Castaways
January 31 Legends of the Night Sky: Orion Cosmic Castaways
February 7 Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder To Space and Back
February 14 Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder To Space and Back
February 21 Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder To Space and Back
February 28 Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder To Space and Back
March 7 Planetary Visions Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
March 14 Planetary Visions Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
March 21 Planetary Visions Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
March 28 Planetary Visions Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
April 4 Magic Tree House: Space Mission Back to the Moon For Good
April 11 Magic Tree House: Space Mission Back to the Moon For Good
April 18 Magic Tree House: Space Mission Back to the Moon For Good
April 25 Magic Tree House: Space Mission Back to the Moon For Good
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 Flight Adventures Origins of Life
June 13 Flight Adventures Origins of Life
June 20 Flight Adventures Origins of Life
June 27 Flight Adventures 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.