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Have a look at Our Active,

Dynamic Star -- Our Sun!

Surface of the Sun

On Saturdays, sky conditions permitting, the Planetarium will also have solar telescopes set-up outside near the JMU Sundial! See our Sun as the active, dynamic star that it is, instead of the pale, yellow dot drawn by kids! Don't miss out on seeing our STAR in a SAFE way that will leave you mesmerized! ALL FREE!

at 11am -and- 1pm! Our Family shows are designed for families with young children (ages 4 to 8) in mind but all are welcome! 

FEATURE SHOWS at 2:15pm -and- 3:30pm! Our Feature shows are great for middle/high school students and adults! 

Not sure which show to attend? See them both!

Saturday Public Show Schedule

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