Public Show in the Planetarium, January 2014 [Photo by Kevin Fitzsimons, OSU Alumni Magazine] Classical Constellation figures in the Planetarium, January 2014 [Photo by Kevin Fitzsimons, OSU Alumni Magazine] Spitz SciDome XD Projector (2013 Sept 6) The SciDome XD in action, photo by the Columbus Dispatch (2013 Sept 29)

 
 

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 63-seat 30-foot dome theater with a state-of-the-art Spitz SciDome XD digital projection system that gives exquisite views of the night sky from Columbus, and lets us take you on digital journeys to the planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT UPDATE (6/10/14):
Summer construction at OSU has impacted the planetarium significantly - please go to our directions site for updated information on how to get to the planetarium, and be sure to allow plenty of time to navigate across campus, as nearly all campus access is restricted in some way over the summer.

Our private shows are currently booked solid through the summer.  We are currently accepting show requests for private shows in  September only.

 

News

Spitz SciDome XD Projector has First Light!
15 months after we used the old Spitz A3P...
New Planetarium Seating!
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