Planetarium News

***NOTICE: The James Madison University Star Party scheduled for November 30, 2023 from 6:30- 8:00 pm has been cancelled due to cloudy weather. The next Star Party is scheduled for December 14, 2023 from 6:30-8:00 pm. The public is cordially invited.***

***NOTICE: The next Science Sunday for Girls is December 3, 2023 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm at the John C. Wells Planetarium. We are having firefighter guests from the Harrisonburg Fire Department to talk about the science of fire, firefighting, and fire safety. Please register on the Science Sunday for Girls link. Science Sunday for Girls is always open to all and the public is cordially invited.***

The John C. Wells Planetarium is open for the 2023-2024 school year for both Saturday Family Shows and Saturday Feature Shows. Exciting! The public is cordially invited to enjoy FREE Planetarium shows and star talks every Saturday during the JMU School year (closed during JMU Breaks). Check the Saturday Show Schedule link for movies and showtimes.

The John C. Wells Planetarium is now taking reservations for visits by school and community groups on weekday mornings for the 2023-2024 school year. Please use the Reservations 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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