Opening weekend - September 23-24, 2016,
kicking off our year long 50th Anniversary celebration (1967-2017)!
Our schedule will be available in paper format in mid-August!
In the meantime, CLICK HERE for a list of upcoming events
for our special celebration, including the RETURN of our Laser Weekend
(January 20-21, 2016)
News Release (3/9/16): Ward Beecher Planetarium receives $650K as part of major NASA funded educational initiative.
- 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.
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.
For more information, visit the "Contact Us" page