Edinboro planetarium programming returns for fall 2022


Planetarium, 2022

There is never a cloud in the sky, and the temperature is always just right at the Edinboro Planetarium, which is once again offering in-person, on-campus shows for fall 2022.

Dr. David Hurd, director of the PennWest Edinboro Planetarium, is excited to once again offer face-to-face interaction. Programming at the planetarium, located in Cooper Hall 169, 230 Scotland Road on Edinboro’s campus, begins Sept. 8 with “The Sky above Edinburgh... or is that Edinboro?”

All programs begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Edinboro’s observatory will be open for viewing after each program – weather permitting.

Programs are free, with reservations required. Call (814) 732-2492 or visit Edinboro Planetarium for reservations.

Thursday, Sept. 8 (All ages)

“The sky above Edinburgh... or is that Edinboro... or what difference does it make anyway?”

Come and explore the similarities and differences of the night skies between these two fabled locales. Do they see what we see? Do we see what they see? Guests will also view some Celtic-based constellations.

Monday, Sept. 26 (All ages)

“Legends of the Night Sky”

The epic battle between two foes plays out at the Edinboro Planetarium. Who will be a winner? You will if you join us for this program. 

Tuesday, Oct. 18 (Ages 12 and up)

“Galactic Social Distancing”

Guest presenter Roger Sargent will join us this evening to talk about one of his favorite fall celestial objects.

Monday, Oct. 31 (All ages)

“Lights Out!” 

No tricks, just treats for this sight and sound extravaganza featuring our full color lasers. Warning: The program features bright and strobing lights with loud music and is not intended for individuals prone to seizures or sensory issues.

Monday, Nov. 14 (Ages 1-10)

6 p.m.

“World at Night”

This children's program introduces young explorers to the planetarium and stars. A tour of our museum and coloring opportunities will follow.

*Tuesday, Nov. 29 | Monday, Dec. 5 (Ages 12 and up)

7 p.m. (Both dates) and 8:30 p.m. (Tuesday only)

“Star of Wonder”

Our signature Chrismas show is so popular that we're offering two nights of holiday fun. Why do we celebrate winter when we do? Why do Christians celebrate Christ's birth on Dec. 25? Why does Santa go south for the winter? Are any of these related? Sign up for this program and enjoy the holiday season with the Edinboro Planetarium. Make reservations early.