The planetarium was extensively renovated during the summer of 2011. A recent article from the Valdosta Daily Times gives a brief description of the changes. Click HERE to read the article (the link opens a new browser window).
Our 47-seat planetarium is equipped with a Digitarium Kappa digital projector, the first of its kind in the world. With this facility we can reproduce the night sky as seen from anywhere on Earth or from the surface of any object in the solar system, and at any time in history, past or future. The VSU Planetarium serves as a valuable teaching tool and as a facility for an extensive public outreach program. Astronomy majors give planetarium shows for thousands of visiting school children and members of nonprofit civic organizations. If you would like to bring a a group to the planetarium, please read our Planetarium Policy
We also offer a series of planetarium shows to the general public each year. This evening series is free of charge and open to all members of the public. All our shows are suitable for ages five and up. Shows begin on Friday evenings at 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm sharp and last 40 to 50 minutes. The shows are followed by observatory open house, if weather permits. Seating is available on a "first come, first served" bais and is limited to 47 per show. For additional information or to reserve seating, please call the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences at 229-333-5752.