now showing
  • February 12-13, 19-20, 26-27  at 8:00 pm; and February 27 at 2:00 pm
    "From the Earth to the Universe"
     
    (NEW)
    The night sky is beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people.  From Earth to the Universe leaves our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies.

    YouTube Video


  • February 13 & 20 - 2:00 pm:  
    "This is Our Sky"

    Join Luna and her friends for an exploration of the sky, seasons, moon phases, constellations, and planets.  Luna takes the audience on a tour of all the wonderful things about Earth, the moon, the planets, constellations, and more!

    YouTube Video



 
 
March 2016
  • Journey to a Billion Suns - March 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 at 8 p.m. (NEW)
    Journey to a Billion Suns tells the exciting, untold story of mapping the stars.  It compiles ancient history with scientific evolution and thrilling moments of an almost failed space mission.  It takes you on a fascinating journey through the Milky Way with all its stars, nebulae and multiple features.
  • YouTube Video

  • Willbear's Adventures - March 5, 12, 19, 26 at 2 p.m.
    The Ward Beecher Production of Willbear's Adventure - all about a teddy bear who wants to fly - is back!  This show includes the
    story of the Wright Brothers and also finding constellations.



Show Notes:

  • Once the show has started, latecomers will not be admitted.
  • All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated).
  • No reservations are needed - doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.  First come, first seated!
  • Parking:  Street parking is available on Lincoln Ave. and Phelps St. Meters are free on the weekends. 
  • Overflow parking may be found in the Wick Avenue parking deck (M1) for $5.00.
  • The planetarium is very dark and sound travels very well in the room, the noise level may not be appropriate for everyone.
  • Parents should use their own judgment based on the program descriptions and knowledge of their child.
  • For more information, call the Planetarium’s InfoLine at 330 941-1370.

WBP Planetarium staff L-R:  WBP Staff:  Jill Mogg, Admin. Asst.;
Curt Spivey, Planetarium Engineer;
Dr. Patrick Durrell, Planetarium Director/Astronomy Faculty;
Dr. John Feldmeier, Astronomy Faculty;
Tiffany Wolbrecht, Planetarium Lecturer.
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