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***Notice: The next JMU Star Party is this Thursday April 18, 2024 from 8:30-10:00 pm at the JMU Astronomy Park. This is a great opportunity for the public to come to the JMU campus and look through a telescope at the Moon, planets, stars and galaxies. This is a family event and the public is cordially invited. This is the last Star Party for the 2023-2024 school year, check back here for weather cancellations.***

***Notice: The next Science Sunday for Girls will be held Sunday May 5, 2024 at the John C. Wells Planetarium. We will be having a Star Wars celebration since it is jut one day after Star Wars Day on May the Forth (be with you). Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character! 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 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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