Public Programs

Campus Construction Update (2014 Aug 1)

Regular Public Shows

Regularly-scheduled public programs are typically offered on two weekends per month. Advance reservation of seats are through Eventbrite is recommended for guaranteed seating. Because of continued high demand for programs, you will need a reservation in order to attend one of our shows. Seats are filled first by those with reserved seats, and then on a first-come, first serve basis. All planetarium shows are presented by graduate students in the OSU Department of Astronomy or the planetarium director.

The current schedule and list of presentations can be found at the links below, and descriptions of each show are below. Please note that the schedule is subject to Astronomy Department personnel schedules, holidays, and other events, and thus may at times be somewhat irregular. The Astronomy department also reserves the right to cancel shows if we need to, but we will do our best to notify people beforehand.

Current Schedule - for public programs and reservations
Program Descriptions - live shows, video presentations etc.
Public Programs FAQ - questions and answers about our programs, making and breaking reservations, tickets, etc.

Fees and Donations

Our regular public planetarium shows are offered free of charge. However, we welcome donations of all sizes – please see our giving page for more information on giving to the planetarium. Your unrestricted, tax-deductable gifts will help support our public education and outreach activities in the Central Ohio community. Gifts to the Astronomy Planetarium will help fund the planetarium renovation, cover planetarium maintenance costs, and allow us to develop new programs and reduce costs for schools, scouting, and community groups. If you enjoy our programs, please consider donating to our Friends of the Planetarium Fund.

Give a Gift to the Friends of the Planetarium Fund


The OSU Planetarium has a number of accessibility features available for our guests with disabilities.  Please see our accessibility page for details or contact us directly if you have special requirements.

Learn More

For information on other planetarium, telescope viewing, and other Astronomy Department events, please see the Events page and/or check out our facebook page.