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McMunn Planetarium

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Planetarium Shows

Dates

  • February 7, 2014, 7:00 & 8:00 PM
  • March 7, 2014, 7:00 & 8:00 PM
  • April 4, 2014, 7:00 & 8:00 PM
  • May 9, 2014, 7:00 & 8:00 PM

Reserve a space

The McMunn Planetarium is a facility of East Stroudsburg University's Physics Department.

In addition to its intended us as an educational tool for the students at ESU, the Planetarium also offers shows to the general public at no cost – including school and community groups.

The Planetarium features seasonal programs about the night sky developed by Physics Professor David Buckley.

Each of these presentations are shown monthly on the facility’s new state-of-the-art Spitz SciDome projection system and describe what can be seen in the heavens during specific times of the year.

The seasonal sky show is followed by a feature full-dome video presentation that varies from month to month.

The 2014 Spring semester will include the following shows:

  • February 7, 2014, 7:00 & 8:00 PM
    • Long Winter Nights and Two Small Pieces of Glass
    • There will also be telescopic observing of the Moon after the show, weather permitting
  • March 7, 2014 7:00 & 8:00PM
    • Phases of the Moon and Passport to the Universe
    • There will also be telescopic observing of the Moon after the show, weather permitting.
  • April 4, 2014, 7:00 & 8:00 PM
    • Stars of Spring and Black Holes
    • There will also be telescopic observing of the Moon after the show, weather permitting
  • May 9, 2014, 7:00 & 8:00 PM
    • KIDS SHOW: Little Star that Could
    • There will also be telescopic observing of the Moon after the show, weather permitting

The Planetarium program is open to the general public at no cost but reservations are required, seating is limited.

Online reservations will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis. If you would like to make a reservation, you may do so by clicking on the "reservation" button on this web page.

The number of seats you may reserve is limited to 4 per person.

The program is suitable for children but be advised that the planetarium will be quite dark during the sky show and feature show.

Group inquiries should send an e-mail request to stardomes@esu.edu.