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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.

  • Stars of PBS

    Our 5th Annual Stars of PBS event! Come to the MSUM Planetarium for a day of fun. Featuring One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure playing every 45 minutes. Meet Cat in the Hat, drawings for prizes throughout the day and lots of demos and activities for the whole family! Tickets will be available on site 1 hour before each showtime. They will be first come first served basis.

    Saturday, March 23, 10 am - 3 pm

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    Space Quest

    Become a co-pilot on a space adventure and choose your own destinations! Every show is different because the audience is the guide.

    Saturday, April 6, 10 am
    Sunday, April 7, 3 pm

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    What’s Up?! A Monthly Night Sky Tour

    Want to know what you can see in the sky this month? Don’t want to miss out on celestial events like meteor showers? This is the show for you! Each month we will take a tour of what you can find in our sky for that month and what to look for. We will show you how to use a sky map and suggest free apps that also work well.

    Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 pm

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    Skies Over Hogwarts

    Join us in a special show featuring your favorite characters from the Harry Potter series! Come join us and see if you can “Spot-ter” some stars!

    Saturday, April 13, 10 am
    Sunday, April 14, 3 pm

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  • Planetarium News
    • MSUM Planetarium hosts 5th Annual Stars of PBS event Saturday, March 23
      The event FREE for everyone, sponsored by Moore Engineering. Come meet the Cat in the Hat and his friends, Thing […]
    • Laserfest features magic of music
      January 25-27 | 17 programs, 30 show times | Free to MSUM students
    • Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse
      Sunday, Jan. 20 | 7:30 – 11:59 p.m. | MSUM Parking lots R6 & G1 (adjacent to 9th Ave S) […]
    • Khrumka’s Adventures in the Winter Forest Planetarium Show
      Saturday, Dec. 1 | 10-11 a.m. | MSUM Planetarium Visit the MSUM Planetarium for our annual holiday shows, the first […]
    • Season of Light Planetarium Show
      Sunday, Dec. 2 | 3-4 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium Visit the MSUM Planetarium for our annual holiday show Season of […]
    • MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series
      Friday, Nov. 16 | 3 p.m. | Planetarium – Bridges 167 Students Melissa Foley and Boston Heaford present: Sharing the […]
    • Become a Solar System Explorer with the MSUM Planetarium
      The Planetarium’s Solar System Explorers Program is back! And we have a new version for all you adults who want […]
    • New ‘Choose Your Own Space Adventure’ Planetarium Show
      Free for students Anyone remember those CYOA books? Well, now you can do them in space at the MSUM Planetarium! […]
    • New Planetarium shows start Sept. 4
      The MSUM Planetarium starts up its new show line up beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4 with What’s Up?! – A Monthly […]
    • Minnesota Water Stories tonight
      Monday, May 14 | 7-8 p.m. | Planetarium Water flows out of Minnesota in three directions and our personal and […]
    • MSUM Planetarium partners with U of M to bring MN Water Stories to the dome
      EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Water flows out of Minnesota in three directions and our personal and public choices have […]
    • MSU Moorhead Laserfest Features Magic of Music
      Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25 | Various Show Times | Planetarium  29 show times, 25 programs, 3 days […]
    • Free student admission for LaserFest 2018
      March 23-25 All MSUM students are free for LaserFest this year thanks to support from SABC. You must reserve your […]
    • Free LaserFest open house
      Friday, March 23 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium (BR 167) Bring your lunch and check out all […]
    • Laserfest
      March 23-25
    • Planetarium Hosts 500+ at Stars of PBS
      Saturday, Feb. 3, the MSUM Planetarium hosted its 4th annual Stars of PBS special event sponsored by Moore Engineering. The event […]
    • Mario Kart Marathon
      Friday, Jan. 19 | 9-11:30 p.m. | Planetarium (BR 167) Join the Dragon Entertainment Group for our Mario Kart Marathon! […]
    • Are We Alone in the Universe?
      Kavli Institute Fulldome Lecture presented by MSUM Planetarium Friday, Nov. 3 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium Presented by Dr. […]
    • Art, science department collaboration wows
      Planetarium Director, Sara Schultz and Art Professor Brad Bachmeier were granted $9,000 to work in guiding art and science students […]
    • MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series: Cassini’s Grand Finale
      Friday, Sept. 15 | 3-4 p.m. | Planetarium – BR 167 Presenter: Boston Heaford After two decades in space, NASA’s […]
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