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Planetarium News

***Notice: The next JMU Star Party is this Thursday February 29, 2024 (aka Leap Day 2024) at the JMU Astronomy Park from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. A JMU Star Party is the public's opportunity to come on campus, look through our telescopes and perhaps see the bands and moons of Jupiter, galaxies, supernovae, binary stars and more! This is a family event and the public is cordially invited. Check back here for weather cancellations.***

***Notice: The next Science Sunday for Girls will be held this Sunday March 3, 2024 at the John C. Wells Planetarium. Please register at 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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