VSU Planetarium

The planetarium was extensively renovated during the summer of 2011. A recent article from the Valdosta Daily Times gives a brief description of our new planetarium.
Our 47-seat planetarium is equipped with a Digitarium Kappa digital projector, the first of its kind in the world. With this facility we can reproduce the night sky as seen from anywhere on Earth or from the surface of any object in the solar system, and at any time in history, past or future.   The VSU Planetarium serves as a valuable teaching tool and as a facility for an extensive public outreach program. Astronomy majors give planetarium shows for thousands of visiting school children and members of nonprofit civic organizations. If you would like to bring a a group to the planetarium, please read our Planetarium Policy.
  • All of our shows are suitable for ages five and up.
  • Shows begin on Friday evenings at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm sharp and last 40 to 50 minutes.
  • The shows are followed by observatory open house, if weather permits.
  • Seating is available on a "first come, first served" basis and is limited to 47 per show. When you arrive, pick up a FREE TICKET (it is your place-holder!). Tickets are distributed starting at 6 pm and are limited to 7 tickets per party.  Before the show, your ticket will be called.  If you are not there by show-time, you seat(s) will be give away.
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Larry: Cat in Space

On Friday, October 31st, the VSU Planetarium will present a special Halloween treat for children of all ages! After a brief tour of the mid-autumn sky, our visitors will enjoy the classis fulldome video Larry: Cat in Space.

 Larry: Cat In Space tells the story of an ordinary, Earth-bound house cat. When his geologist owner, Diana, takes a job at a base on the Moon, she sadly leaves Larry behind. But Larry will have none of it, and stows away on the next shuttle! He is welcomed by the other inhabitants of Imbrium Village including the evil Commander Stone, who turns out to be not so bad after all.

 Larry: Cat In Space is produced by Loch Ness Productions, and is primarily targeted at grades K-3. But everyone loves an entertaining story: parents and children alike will enjoy the show, and learn something about the Moon, too!

 Please join us at the Planetarium on Friday, October 31st. Shows begin at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm, and seating for each is limited to 47 guests. Free tickets for all the shows may be obtained at the planetarium beginning at 6:00 pm that night. Come early, get your tickets, then return to the Planetarium fifteen minutes prior to show time! If weather permits, the campus observatory will be open from 7:00 to 10:00, allowing visitors to view the wonders of the heavens, including the gibbous Moon: perhaps we’ll see the lights of Imbrium Village! The VSU Planetarium is located on the third floor of Nevins Hall; limited parking will be available in front of the building, and across Patterson Street. For further information, please call the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences at (229) 333-5752.


Public Planetarium Show Schedule 2014 2015