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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.

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    Solar System Explorers

    Grab your space passport and adventure with us to the far-off reaches of our Solar System. Visit each planet and get a planet sticker for your passport. Fill in all the planets and you become an official Solar System Explorer! Each month will feature different planets to visit but we will also take a look at what is up in our sky for that month.

    Tour 1:
    Twinkle Tots: Saturday, January 19, 3 pm
    Space Cadets: Sunday, January 20, 3 pm
    Astro Adventurers: Saturday, January 19, 7 pm

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    Laserfest

    Come rock out under the dome with this annual light and music party at the MSUM Planetarium! There is something for everyone to enjoy!

    Friday, January 25, 6 - 11 pm
    Saturday, January 26, 10 am - 10 pm
    Sunday, January 27, 1 - 10 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, February 5, 6 pm

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  • Planetarium News
    • Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse
      Sunday, Jan. 20 | 7:30 – 11:59 p.m. | MSUM Parking lots R6 & G1 (adjacent to 9th Ave S) […]
    • Laserfest features magic of music
      January 25-27 | 17 programs, 30 show times | Free to MSUM students
    • 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 […]
    • Watch the solar eclipse safely; do not look at the sun
      The Great American Eclipse will take place Monday, Aug. 21 starting at 11:30 a.m. Looking at the sun for any […]
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