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at Youngstown State University

Due to a fire, the planetarium is CLOSED until further notice. All public show are cancelled through the spring 2023 season. Follow along for updates on
our Facebook Page.

Free and open to the public, no reservations are required.
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
(Once the show begins, latecomers cannot be admitted).

Parking is often available on Lincoln, Hazel, Phelps streets,
or in the M30 (Wick Ave.) deck for $5.00.
Information line: 330-941-1370.
Address for GPS purposes: 100 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown, OH


The Ward Beecher Planetarium, located on the Youngstown State University (YSU) campus, serves as an astronomy and science education resource center for the Mahoning Valley and surrounding communities. A YSU facility in the Department of Physics, Astronomy, Geology, and Environmental Sciences (PAGES), we support astronomy teaching on campus and provide a variety of educational programs to public and private groups of all ages. 


In the rows labeled "sky conditions", find a column of blue blocks. You can probably observe then.

Read the image from left to right. Each column represents a different hour. The colors of the blocks are the colors from CMC's forecast maps for that hour. The two numbers at the top of a column is the time. A digit 1 on top of a 3 means 13:00 or 1pm. It's local time, in 24hr format. (Local time for Youngstown is -4.0 hours from GMT.)

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