West Virginia University Planetarium

Experience the night sky at West Virginia University Planetarium. Groups will enjoy a variety of planetarium shows, visiting the observatory, and looking through the 14” Celestron telescope. Planetarium shows available for field trips focus on astronomical objects, constellations, planets, and more. Shows include Tales of the Maya Skies, Solar Superstorms, and Ultimate Universe. After the show, groups are invited to the observatory to see the night sky through the new telescope. The planetarium is also home to a flown tire from NASA that was used on the 1996 Columbia space shuttle during the STS-76 mission. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 135 Willey Street, Morgantown WV 26506. Monongalia County. Email: mljones1@mix.wvu.edu. Website: planetarium.wvu.edu. Hrs: Vary. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee/Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Planetarium Lesson Plan

Planetariums are theaters that present educational and entertaining shows about outer space. Some planetariums even have shows that focus on history in relation to earth science. Groups can see a multimedia presentation of the night sky on a dome-shaped projection on the ceiling of the theater.... Continue