Planetarium

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.

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Planetarium News
  • Full day of Physics and Astronomy Saturday, April 9
    There are several Physics and Astronomy-related events this Saturday, April 9, open to the community: Society of Physics Students (SPS) […]
  • Joint Student/community Astronomy Club – Meeting Tue, Mar 8
    You are invited to attend the monthly joint meeting of the MSU Astronomy Club and the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club on […]
  • NASA Selects MSUM Education Project to Help Broaden STEM Participation
    NASA has selected a diverse group of projects from museums, science centers, library systems, and other informal education organizations across […]
  • Two MSUM Physics Students Present Poster at National Meeting
    Brett Schulz and Maxibillion Thompson presented a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Variable Star Observers […]
  • Planetarium director and student researcher present workshop at national astronomy conference
    Dr. Sara Schultz and Erick Hernandez presented a workshop on using strategic questioning (a form of formative assessment) with both […]