Whether you want to stargaze, journey to distant galaxies or explore the solar system, Edinboro’s planetarium is the place to be this spring with a new round of exciting shows.


Dr. David Hurd, director of the planetarium, welcomes all visitors and guests to take part in the dynamic, hands-on educational experiences and astronomy-related programs about the stars and various constellations.


The first show scheduled for the spring is “World at Night,”6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Designed specifically for children ages 1-12, the program will showcase nighttime friends who live out on Presque Isle State Parkin Erie, Pa. The wise old owl will introduce guests to the night sky.


Planetarium shows continue at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1,with “Conjunction Extravaganza” – a show for all ages.


At 7 p.m. March 13, Dr. Hurd will present “Legends of the Night Sky,” an epic battle between two foes. Who will be a winner? You will if you join us for this program.  


Adults and college students are invited to “Through the Fog,” at 7 p.m. April 11 for a state-of-the-art laser show.


All events – held in the planetarium at 161 Cooper Science Center on Edinboro’s campus – are open to community members and students free of charge. However, reservations are required. Call (814) 732-2493 or reserve your tickets online using our online reservation form.