The Planetarium will re-open starting on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m.

For information about the planetarium please contact
Dr. Rhett Herman, rherman@radford.edu

All shows are free and open to the public.

The planetarium can seat up to 55 people. 
We have hearing-assist receivers for the planetarium sound system-please bring your own earphones. 
No food/drinks allowed in the planetarium!

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The original Radford University Planetarium ended its 16-year run on Saturday, December 19, 2015 with the 10:30 a.m. show. It had been a great run with over 40,000 cumulative visitors since the first public show in October of 1999. We look forward to the next 16 years (and more!) of service in our mission of science education. 

Schedule a Group Visit

During the regular semesters special showings may be arranged for groups with a minimum size of 20. If you have a group that would like to visit the planetarium, please contact Dr. Rhett Herman (rherman@radford.edu email is preferred or 540-831-5441). Please note that we will try to accommodate these requests based on the availability of an operator to run the show. 

Upcoming Shows

  1. Saturday Kid's Show: "Dinosaur Prophecy" »

    Saturday Oct 1

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Long before dinosaurs' massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived and died to solve four famous cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs in "The Dinosaur Prophecy." Produced by the Rice Space Institute and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, funded by NASA's Office of Earth Science under the "Immersive Earth" project.
  2. "Seven Wonders" »

    Tuesday Oct 4

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. Explore the Great Pyramid, stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus and experience the rest of the world's Seven Wonders. We will investigate the theories of how these wonders were created, and get a glimpse of some of the universe's greatest wonders. Winner of four Telly Awards and two Communicator Awards. Narrated by Sean Bean, of The Lord of the Rings films. This show is produced by Evans & Sutherland.
  3. "Seven Wonders" »

    Thursday Oct 6

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. Explore the Great Pyramid, stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus and experience the rest of the world's Seven Wonders. We will investigate the theories of how these wonders were created, and get a glimpse of some of the universe's greatest wonders. Winner of four Telly Awards and two Communicator Awards. Narrated by Sean Bean, of The Lord of the Rings films. This show is produced by Evans & Sutherland.
  4. Saturday Kid's Show: "Dinosaur Prophecy" »

    Saturday Oct 8

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Long before dinosaurs' massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived and died to solve four famous cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs in "The Dinosaur Prophecy." Produced by the Rice Space Institute and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, funded by NASA's Office of Earth Science under the "Immersive Earth" project.
  5. Saturday Kid's Show: "Dinosaur Prophecy" »

    Saturday Oct 15

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Long before dinosaurs' massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived and died to solve four famous cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs in "The Dinosaur Prophecy." Produced by the Rice Space Institute and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, funded by NASA's Office of Earth Science under the "Immersive Earth" project.