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John C. Wells Planetarium

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Have a look at the Sun!

Surface of the SunOn matinée weekends, sky conditions permitting, the planetarium provides special solar telescopes for looking at the Sun. Come see the sun in a way you have not seen it before.

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 well-established science that is based on consensus from the scientific community. While there may be differing opinions on topics such as evolution, the big bang, age of the Earth, and global warming, we will present the scientific perspective. All of our full dome shows and live star talks make reference to an age of the Universe of 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.

Saturday Show Schedule -- SPRING 2014 

DATE

Family Show

at 1pm

Feature Show

at 2:15pm

Feature Show

at 3:30pm

April 5 Microcosm: The Adventure Within Back to the Moon For Good! Back to the Moon For Good!
April 12 Microcosm: The Adventure Within Back to the Moon For Good! Back to the Moon For Good!
April 19 Microcosm: The Adventure Within Back to the Moon For Good! Back to the Moon For Good!
April 26 Microcosm: The Adventure Within Back to the Moon For Good! Back to the Moon  For Good!
May 3 Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder Stars of the Pharaohs Stars of the Pharaohs
May 10 Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder Stars of the Pharaohs Stars of the Pharaohs
May 17 Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder Stars of the Pharaohs Stars of the Pharaohs
May 24 Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder Stars of the Pharaohs Stars of the Pharaohs
May 31 Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder Stars of the Pharaohs Stars of the Pharaohs
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