WARD BEECHER PLANETARIUM
at Youngstown State University
Masks are required indoors on campus and in the planetarium, regardless of vaccination status.
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Due to the recent spike in local covid cases, Rock the Dome Weekend is cancelled for Jan 21st and 22nd. We are tentatively rescheduling Rock the Dome for Visitor Appreciation Weekend on May 20th and 21st. Regular planetarium programming will resume on Jan 28th and regular health checks and sanitation protocols will remain in place. Masks are still required in the planetarium and all indoor spaces on YSU campus, per university guidelines. Stay healthy and keep looking up.
OVER 50 YEARS OF SERVICE
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.
SKIES OVER YOUNGSTOWN
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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