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Summer Planetarium Shows

We are accepting show requests for Summer and Autumn 2019. This year we have new summer hours from 9-5pm weekdays for private scheduling. We are unable to accommodate requests on University holidays.

Summer public shows will be scheduled soon.

Who we are

The Arne Slettebak Planetarium is located in Smith Laboratory on The Ohio State University main campus. Operated since 1968 by the Department of Astronomy, it is a 63-seat 30-foot dome theater with a state-of-the-art Spitz SciDome XD digital projection system giving exquisite views of the night sky and takes you on digital journeys to the planets, stars, and distant galaxies.



Star party at Grand Canyon National Park. Author: Grand Canyon National Park

COSI's Science Festival Star Party

Image of a supernova

Welcome to our Spring 2019 Event!



Students at a Star Party on the roof of Smith Lab
We had a great star party on March 23, 2019.
O-H-I-O on sunset-lit dome
March 20 - First day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere