Welcome to the Radford University Planetarium

Our regular Tuesday/Thursday evening shows are at 7 p.m., and our Saturday morning kids' shows start at 10:30 a.m.

Planetarium location map
Planetarium location map
  • Location: Center for the Sciences room M75 (Main Street level). Enter through the doors from Parking Lot C. Click on the map for a larger image.
  • All shows are free and open to everyone.
  • Seating capacity: 55 visitors
  • No reservations required. However, if you have a group of 35 or more please email/call ahead (24+ hours) to be sure there isn't another large group coming for the same show. 
  • We have hearing-assist receivers for our sound system--please bring your own earphones (1/16 inch [3.5mm] stereo jack).
  • No food/drinks allowed in the planetarium!

For more information please contact Planetarium Director Dr. Rhett Herman, rherman@radford.edu


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

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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.