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

For information about the planetarium please contact
Dr. Rhett Herman,

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!


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 ( 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

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"Dinosaur Prophecy"

Saturday Sep 6

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Dinosaur Prophecy examines the deaths of the dominant and ferocious creatures, which tell of the Earth's enormous power and potential for dramatic and devastating change. Each disaster that affected the dinosaurs is a warning for human survival. Viewers discover the lives of multiple species of dinosaurs, from the Coelophysis of 205 million years ago to the Allosaurus and Diplodocus of the mid-Jurassic period.

The planetarium show The Dinosaur Prophecy is a co-production of the Rice Space Institute and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, funded by NASA's Office of Earth Science under the "Immersive Earth" project, NASA cooperative agreement NCC5-316. Other production partners include Home Run Pictures and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.