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Welcome to Ward Beecher Planetarium's Golden Anniversary Season!




  • At the center of large galaxies - including our Milky Way - hosts a supermassive blackhole. Dr Sarah Gallagher of Western University will introduce these exotic eruptors and discuss their role in shaping the galaxies they inhabit.
  • NOW SHOWING - Among the most mysterious and exotic objects in the universe, black holes tantalize everyone that learns about them. These dark beasts are one of a few phenomenon in the cosmos where the known laws of physics and general relativity break down.
  • NOW SHOWING - It's a talk show with a twist: host Seymour Sky has guest "stars" that really shine. Meet Queen Cassiopeia, Draco, and other luminaries!
  • WBP student employee Ashley Lemasters was showcased in STEMJobs magazine:

    "As a Physics and Astronomy major at Youngstown State University, I have the opportunity to feed my curiosity with incredible classes and hands-on experiences. I especially love working in our planetarium, which has done more than just give me insight into the night sky - itís expanded my own universe and opened new doors and pathways that have led to unforgettable experiences. I know my undergraduate education at YSU will leave me well-prepared to pursue my PhD in Astrophysics."


IMPORTANT Parking and Show Information!

Parking Notes/YSU Construction project information below:




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