We are participating in the White House Astronomy Night on the night of Monday, October 19, from 6-10pm. #AstronomyNight


We will have planetarium shows starting promptly at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9m. Seating is limited so please plan to arrive early. We will also have (weather permitting) telescopes set up on campus in front of Reed Hall. Come by and take a look at the sky through our telescopes. Bring your cameras/phones to take pictures by simply putting the lens right again the telescope eyepieces. As always, everyone is invited to stop by for a few minutes, or even longer. 

The Radford University Planetarium features a 24-foot-diameter projection dome, an analog Goto-8 star projector, a Newtonian mirror projection system for our full-dome shows, and 32 permanent plus 14 free-standing seats. All shows are free and everyone is welcome.


Schedule a Group Visit

We are happy to make special arrangements for groups who wish to visit the planetarium at times other than our regularly scheduled showtimes. If you have a group that would like to visit the planetarium, please contact Dr. Rhett Herman (rherman@radford.edu, 540-831-5441).

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.