To schedule a planetarium show, please email planetariumshows@dickinson.edu. All show requests must be made by email. We must have a ten day advance notice when booking shows. We do not offer Saturday or Sunday shows. The planetarium seats 64 people.

Planetarium shows are free but you must have at least 15 people to run a showing.  Shows run about 30-40 minutes. Feel free to come with questions to ask afterwards! When making a show request, please include the following information:

  • your name
  • group name
  • age of your group
  • how many in your group
  • contact phone number & email address
  • date & time you choose from the list below
  • show topic you choose from the list below

We are no longer scheduling planetarium shows. Check back the week of September 16th for our fall dates.

What can be offered at this time are either long-form (30-40 minutes) or short-form (15-20 minutes) programs.  Typically two short-form programs will be offered for a visit.

Long-form (30-40 minutes):
Mythology
What’s up in the sky?
Monsters of the Night Sky
Harry Potter 
Zodiac

Short-form (15-20 minutes but typically both offered in one visit):
Navigation by the Stars 
The Ecliptic

If you do not get an email response within one week of making your email request, please call (717)  245-1386.