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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.

  • Holst's The Planets - A Suite Planetarium Show

    Join us for a mix of classical music and astronomy as we explore the music of Gustav Holst and the planets of our solar system. We will discuss the ties between the music, astronomy, and astrology as well as experience parts of the musical work itself.

    Saturday, September 21, 10 am & 7 pm
    Sunday, September 22, 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, October 1, 6:30 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! Pick from various topics in astronomy- Planets & Solar System, Galactic and Intergalactic space, Space travel, current topics in astronomy, backyard astronomy, and more!

    Saturday, October 5, 10 am
    Sunday, October 6, 3 pm

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    The Skies over Hogwarts

    Join us for this special Halloween show! Choose your house and learn about the stars and sky behind the famous characters! A great show for all ages and a must-see for any Potter fan! Costumes are ENCOURAGED!

    Sunday, October 13, 3:00 pm
    Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am & 1:30 pm
    Sunday, October 27, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm

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    Laserfest

    Come rock out under the dome in an experience like none other at MSUM’s 6th annual Laserfest. Treat your senses to pulsing beats, incredible imagery and dazzling laser light effects. Featuring music from over five decades, hearts, eyes and ears will enjoy the beautiful colors and laser art set to a collection of musical delights in an immersive visual environment. From rock to pop, metal to alternative there is sure to be something for the whole family.

    October 18-20

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  • Planetarium News
    • Holst’s The Planets – A Suite Planetarium Show
      Saturday, Sept. 21 | 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. | MSUM PlanetariumSunday, Sept. 22 | 3 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium […]
    • Star Party at the MSUM Regional Science Center
      Friday, Aug. 23 | 8:30-11 p.m. | Regional Science Center The Department of Physics and Astronomy, in conjunction with the […]
    • Apollo 50th Anniversary event
      Saturday, July 20 | Noon – 3 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium (BR 167)
    • May the 4th Be With You
      Saturday, May 4 | 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. You might have noticed advertisements around campus encouraging you to attend MSUM’s next signature event: May the 4th […]
    • May the 4th Be With You
      Saturday, May 4 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Let’s show the community our MSUM Heart by volunteering! We have lots of places to volunteer both indoors […]
    • Holst’s The Planets – A Journey Through Space and Music
      Saturday, March 30 | 7 p.m. | Planetarium (BR 167) Gustav Holst’s great orchestral suite, The Planets, has been popular ever since its premiere about 100 years […]
    • Planetarium hosts 500+ at annual Stars of PBS event
      The annual Stars of PBS event hosted by the planetarium was held on Saturday, March 23. The event ran from 9 […]
    • 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 […]
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