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.
Planetarium 50th Anniversary Donation
In recognition of the half-century milestone, the MSUM Planetarium is raising funds to help offset the cost of a new laser projection and music system. Support community education by bringing the next generation of education to the MSUM Planetarium.
Celebrate the MSUM Planetarium’s 50th AnniversaryYou are invited to help celebrate a half century of space exploration on campus. In 1972, the MSUM Planetarium opened its doors for the first time. In the 50 years since, the space has been used to mystify, educate, and entertain thousands. In recognition of this milestone, the planetarium is showing “50 Years of Discoveries” on Saturday, Oct. 29 at […]
Planetarium Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Special EventsMakes Progress on Laser Funding Goal The MSUM Planetarium is celebrating its storied past with a variety of exciting community events in October. Upcoming events include: 50 years of Planetariums and Pink Floyd: Laser Dark Side of the Moon | Oct. 7 & 21 Homecoming LaserFest Feat. DJ 1PrettyRicky | Oct. 8 Free Public Talk “Looking back – the start of the […]
MSUM students share love of astronomy with hundreds of visitors at Theodore Roosevelt National ParkSix MSUM students volunteered at the 10th annual Dakota Nights astronomy festival at Theodore Roosevelt National Park Sep 16-18, 2022. They set up several telescope for evening star viewing and gave visual tours of the constellations using laser pointers. Five of the students, Alex Niemi, Emily Watson, Izzy DiOrio, Mara DeRung, and Tanner Weyer, have majors in the Department of […]
Planetarium hosts 200+ people for 50th Anniversary Kickoff EventJuly 21 from 6-8 pm the MSUM Planetarium hosted more than 200 people for their 50th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff event featuring the James Webb Space Telescope First Images. With live presentation from faculty, Dr. Matthew Craig, STEM activities and demonstrations by the Society of Physics Students, telescopes set up from the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club, and a live laser dance party […]
Celebration Event: Webb Telescope 1st Images and Kickoff for Planetarium 50th!The James Webb Telescope released its first images after being launched into space! MSUM has been chosen as an official NASA community host site for the Webb Unfold the Universe. Come join us in the planetarium on Thursday, July 21 from 6-8 p.m. to celebrate this historic moment in science. There will be family-friendly hands-on STEM activities, science demonstrations performed […]
Minnesota State University Moorhead is a proud NASA partner.