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  • Imagine soaring out to the farthest known quasar, exploring recently discovered galaxies, or journeying through an historic civilization.

    The Minnesota State University Moorhead planetarium offers a variety of multimedia presentations that awe, amaze, entertain and educate viewers of all ages. Tour the planets and known universe through a night sky simulation that delivers spectacular imagery through a dynamic and total immersion experience. The planetarium uses the premier Elumenati projector and Uniview scientific software used by the most prestigious planetariums in the country. The planetarium comfortably seats 62, and serves 10,000 visitors annually.

    Because COVID-19 has reduced the number of programs the Planetarium can safely offer, we need your help now to continue educational programming for your family and our community. We’re in this together. Your gift will keep the Planetarium shining brightly for the future.

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  • Please Note:
    In person Planetarium shows are on hold for now.
    We are looking into providing digital experiences soon.

  • Planetarium News
    • Dr. Schultz published in Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education
      Dr. Schultz, Planetarium Director, publishes in Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education. The paper, Who Are The Planetarians? A […]
    • Schultz earns doctoral degree, presents at virtual conferences this summer
      Planetarium Director, Sara Schultz, completed her doctoral degree this summer from the University of Wyoming. Her degree is in Curriculum […]
    • MSUM Planetarium provides first-ever virtual field trip for area kindergarteners
      The months of April and May are typically the busiest of the whole year for the MSUM Planetarium. With the […]
    • Romance Under the Stars at the Planetarium
      February 14 | 6-10 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium Romance is alive in the MSUM Planetarium this Valentine’s Day with our […]
    • Planetarium hosts hundreds of families at free community event
      The MSUM Planetarium partnered with Prairie Public on Feb. 8 for their 6th annual Stars of PBS event. This event […]
    • MSUM Planetarium’s Stars of PBS
      February 8 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium Looking for a fun and educational outing for the […]
    • Kick off the holidays at the MSUM Planetarium
      Kick off the holidays with some delightful seasonal shows in the MSUM Planetarium! Friday and Saturday, Dec 20 & 216 […]
    • Holidays under the Stars with FM Area Youth Symphony
      Saturday, Dec. 7 | 2 and 3 p.m. showings | MSUM Planetarium Get in the holiday mood and join us […]
    • Live-stream Fulldome Lecture from Adler Planetarium
      MSUM Planetarium Presents: A Universe of Surprises! A Live-stream Fulldome Lecture from Adler Planetarium Friday, Nov. 1 | 7:30 p.m. […]
    • Sara Schultz presents papers at Great Lakes Planetarium Association meeting
      Planetarium Director, Schultz, presents 4 papers at Great Lakes Planetarium Association annual meeting in Toledo, OH.Schultz presented two workshops and […]
    • LaserFest 2019
      Friday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 20 LaserFest is here! Come take a break from the midterm mayhem and rock […]
    • International Observe the Moon Night: with special guest Kevin Zepper
      Saturday, Oct. 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Planetarium On Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6-9 p.m., the MSUM Planetarium will be […]
    • MSUM Planetarium, faculty perform with Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra
      The MSUM Planetarium and faculty will perform with Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra for The Planets & Beyond this weekend. The MSUM […]
    • Holst’s The Planets – A Suite Planetarium Show
      Saturday, Sept. 21 | 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. | MSUM PlanetariumSunday, Sept. 22 | 3 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium […]
    • Star Party at the MSUM Regional Science Center
      Friday, Aug. 23 | 8:30-11 p.m. | Regional Science Center The Department of Physics and Astronomy, in conjunction with the […]
    • Apollo 50th Anniversary event
      Saturday, July 20 | Noon – 3 p.m. | MSUM Planetarium (BR 167)
    • May the 4th Be With You
      Saturday, May 4 | 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. You might have noticed advertisements around campus encouraging you to attend MSUM’s next signature event: May the 4th […]
    • May the 4th Be With You
      Saturday, May 4 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Let’s show the community our MSUM Heart by volunteering! We have lots of places to volunteer both indoors […]
    • Holst’s The Planets – A Journey Through Space and Music
      Saturday, March 30 | 7 p.m. | Planetarium (BR 167) Gustav Holst’s great orchestral suite, The Planets, has been popular ever since its premiere about 100 years […]
    • Planetarium hosts 500+ at annual Stars of PBS event
      The annual Stars of PBS event hosted by the planetarium was held on Saturday, March 23. The event ran from 9 […]
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