Imagine soaring out to the farthest known quasar, exploring recently discovered galaxies, or journeying through an historic civilization.
The Minnesota State University Moorhead planetarium offers a variety of multimedia presentations that awe, amaze, entertain and educate viewers of all ages. Tour the planets and known universe through a night sky simulation that delivers spectacular imagery through a dynamic and total immersion experience. The planetarium uses the premier Elumenati projector and Uniview scientific software used by the most prestigious planetariums in the country. The planetarium comfortably seats 62, and serves 10,000 visitors annually.
Because COVID-19 has reduced the number of programs the Planetarium can safely offer, we need your help now to continue educational programming for your family and our community. We’re in this together. Your gift will keep the Planetarium shining brightly for the future.
Join us for this special Halloween show! Just like the enchanted ceiling of the great hall, the planetarium dome can show us the stars and constellations of the night sky. In this show, we discuss the stars and constellations that inspired some of the famous characters! We’ll also create some of our own Harry Potter inspired constellations. COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!!
MSUM policy states masks are required in ALL INDOOR SETTINGS. The MSUM Planetarium seats 62 people, and physical distancing is not required.
Saturday, October 16, 11:00 am
Sunday, October 17, 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 23, 11:00 am
Sunday, October 24, 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 30, 11:00 am
Sunday, October 31, 3:00 pm
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Planetarium director, student staff present workshop at virtual conferencePlanetarium Director Dr. Sara Schultz and science education student Erick Hernandez presented a workshop at the virtual Minnesota Science Teachers […]
Space Stories Read AloudAnother installment of Space Stories Read Aloud with planetarium student staff, Maddison Rechtzigel. Maddison streams live each Wednesday afternoon at […]
Planetarium students, director present at Great Lakes Planetarium Association Annual ConferenceSeven planetarium student staff and the director, Dr. Sara Schultz, presented this week for the annual GLPA conference, this year […]
Planetarium student live streams Space Story Read AloudPlanetarium student Madison Rechtzigel live streams her very first Space Story Read Aloud. The MSUM Planetarium has been looking into […]