The OSU Planetarium, located in Smith Laboratory on the Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, serves the University and central-Ohio communities with educational programs in Astronomy. Operated since 1968 by the Department of Astronomy, the Planetarium is a 60-seat 30-foot dome theater with a Spitz A3P star projector.
The OSU Planetarium is temporarily closed for extensive renovations and will re-open during Autumn Semester 2013. When we re-open, we will have new seating, carpeting, a new projection dome, and a state-of-the-art Spitz SciDome XD high-definition digital projection system with a 5.1 digital surround-sound system. The new projector will give exquisite views of the night sky from Columbus, and lets us take you on digital journeys to the planets, stars, and distant galaxies.