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***NOTICE: The next Public Star Party will be on Groundhog Day (February 2, 2023) from 7:00-8:30 pm at the JMU Astronomy Park. In case of cloudy weather, this will be rescheduled to the next day, Friday February 3, 2023 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Come see Comet ZTF! The brightest comet in many years, barely visible to the naked eye, but a nice target for JMU telescopes. Check back here to see if we have rescheduled Thursday afternoon before coming to the Astronomy Park. The public is cordially invited.***

***NOTICE: The next Science Sunday for Girls is Sunday February 5th from 2:00-3:30 pm in the John C. Wells Planetarium. We will be learnng about Planets with a Hands-On Activity and Planetarium Show. All are welcome.***

The John C. Wells Planetarium is open for Saturday Family Shows and Feature Shows for the Spring Semester. All Saturday Shows are free of charge and no reservations are required. The public is cordially invited.

 The John C. Wells Planetarium is open for visits by school and community groups on weekday mornings. Please use the reservation link to start setting up a trip to the Planetarium!

The John C. Wells Planetarium at James Madison University is a state-of-the-art hybrid facility which offers free Saturday public shows from early September through May (except during JMU Breaks), and is also available for use during the week by school groups and community groups by reservation.


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