About the Radford University Planetarium

The Radford University Planetarium is open during the fall and spring semesters when Radford University is open. All shows are free and everyone is welcome.

The Radford University Planetarium was constructed in 1970 when Curie Hall was built. The planetarium star projector is a Spitz/Goto Planetarium SG-8 Projector from Goto Optical Mfg. of Tokyo, Japan.

There are 32 reclined planetarium seats within the 24-foot diameter dome; an additional 15 free-standing seats are in the planetarium to accommodate larger groups. In addition to the star projector, we have a Newtonian mirror-based full-dome projector for our professionally produced multimedia shows. The planetarium is used for teaching in several classes including Astronomy, Solar System Astronomy, and the Physics Department's Physical Science classes.