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  • 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.


    Romance Under the Stars

    Need a special gift for that certain someone? Bring your sweetheart to the MSUM Planetarium for a special night under the stars! Treat you and that special someone to a romantic night like none other. Take in the beauty of the heavens and learn about some of the romantic tales tied to the sky. Join us for a special tour of the Cosmos, as we explore romantic constellations in our night sky, and visit the most breathtaking places in the universe.

    Friday, February 14, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm


    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, February 22, 10:00 am
    Tour 1: Space Cadets, Sunday, February 23, 3:00 pm

    Tickets for Twinkle Tots Show Tickets for Space Cadets Show

  • Planetarium News
    • Romance Under the Stars at the Planetarium
      February 14 | 6-10 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium Romance is alive in the MSUM Planetarium this Valentine’s Day with our […]
    • Planetarium hosts hundreds of families at free community event
      The MSUM Planetarium partnered with Prairie Public on Feb. 8 for their 6th annual Stars of PBS event. This event […]
    • MSUM Planetarium’s Stars of PBS
      February 8 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium Looking for a fun and educational outing for the […]
    • Kick off the holidays at the MSUM Planetarium
      Kick off the holidays with some delightful seasonal shows in the MSUM Planetarium! Friday and Saturday, Dec 20 & 216 […]
    • Holidays under the Stars with FM Area Youth Symphony
      Saturday, Dec. 7 | 2 and 3 p.m. showings | MSUM Planetarium Get in the holiday mood and join us […]
    • Live-stream Fulldome Lecture from Adler Planetarium
      MSUM Planetarium Presents: A Universe of Surprises! A Live-stream Fulldome Lecture from Adler Planetarium Friday, Nov. 1 | 7:30 p.m. […]
    • Sara Schultz presents papers at Great Lakes Planetarium Association meeting
      Planetarium Director, Schultz, presents 4 papers at Great Lakes Planetarium Association annual meeting in Toledo, OH.Schultz presented two workshops and […]
    • LaserFest 2019
      Friday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 20 LaserFest is here! Come take a break from the midterm mayhem and rock […]
    • International Observe the Moon Night: with special guest Kevin Zepper
      Saturday, Oct. 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Planetarium On Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6-9 p.m., the MSUM Planetarium will be […]
    • MSUM Planetarium, faculty perform with Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra
      The MSUM Planetarium and faculty will perform with Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra for The Planets & Beyond this weekend. The MSUM […]
    • 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) […]
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