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 group to the planetarium, please read our Planetarium Policy.
The planetarium was extensively renovated during the summer of 2011. An article from the Valdosta Daily Times gives a brief description.
- All of our shows are suitable for ages five and up.
- Shows begin on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm, 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" basis and is limited to 47 per show. When you arrive, pick up a FREE TICKET (it is your place-holder!). Tickets are distributed starting at 6 pm and are limited to 7 tickets per party. Before the show, your ticket will be called. If you are not there by show-time, your seat(s) will be given away.