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Arne Slettebak Planetarium

We are accepting show requests for Summer 2019. Summer public shows will be scheduled as we get closer to May.

Who we are

The Arne Slettebak Planetarium is located in Smith Laboratory on The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, serves the university and central-Ohio with educational programs in Astronomy and beyond. 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.

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Events

Global Astronomy Month - Astronomers Wiacthout Borders

As part of Global Astronomy Month, we will

04/13/2019
Star party at Grand Canyon National Park. Author: Grand Canyon National Park

We will be hosting one of the many sites f

05/03/2019

News

O-H-I-O on sunset-lit dome
March 20 - First day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere
03/21/2019
Comet 46P's coma extends more than 45 arcminutes in this picture taken on November 26, 2018. Gerald Rhemann (Namibia)
On December 16th, Comet 64P Wirtanen will pass the Earth at...
12/07/2018