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Welcome to Ward Beecher Planetarium's Golden Anniversary Season!




  • Showing in March! - Throughout Earth's violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped it's surface. The ancient barrage continues today; from harmless meteors, to mountain sized boulders.
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  • Showing in March! - Join Luna and her friends for an exploration of the sky, season, 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!
  • *NEW!* NOW SHOWING! - Natural Selection
    Join Darwin on his voyage with the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Islands where he was inspired to develop his later theory of transmutation by natural selection. This program is a joint presentation of YSU's Dept. of Physics and Dept. of Biology. Read more here
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  • 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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