Buhl Planetarium is open!
Even though we had to open with temporary seating, the team couldn’t wait to show you the new technology that has re-established the Planetarium as one of the most advanced in the nation!
As a sign of the times, the new, more accessible, and comfortable, seats are delayed due to global supply issues. Capacity is limited and seating is first-come, first-served. Be sure that your entire party is in the line so they can be counted before we open the doors. Thank you for your support.
Visitors are invited to come to SkyWatch at the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium & Observatory and get up-close and personal with amazing celestial objects. SkyWatch happens rain or shine. The evening begins with a virtual tour of the night sky in Buhl Planetarium. Afterward, visitors are welcome to enjoy additional planetarium programs, and if the skies are clear, head up to our observatory! Spot Saturn’s rings or details on the lunar surface through our 16-inch Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, and chat with our team of expert stargazers.
On evenings that SkyWatch is presented, we offer the program twice. Come early, or come late, as your schedule permits.
Are you an astronomy expert? Bring your own (fully assembled) telescope to share with others, and visit SkyWatch for free!
Cost: $4 for nonmembers / $2 for members and as an add-on to general admission.
SkyWatch sessions will meet in the first floor of Carnegie Science Center at either 7 pm or 9 pm.
A guide will lead you to our second-floor Buhl Planetarium, to start the evening with a virtual tour of the night sky.