The Planetarium is closed for the summer.

We will re-open in early September with a full slate of public shows.

A special thanks to all of our guests who made our Launch Party so successful!


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


The original Radford University Planetarium ended its 16-year run of public shows on Saturday, December 19, 2015 with the 10:30am 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 of service in our mission of science education. 

Schedule a Group Visit

There will be a limited number of special showings that may be arranged for groups (minimum size of 20) in late may and June this summer. If you have a group that would like to visit the planetarium, please contact Dr. Rhett Herman ( email is preferred or 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.