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Scheduling Shows in the Charles M. Kanev Planetarium

Planetarium & Observatory

Charles M. Kanev Planetarium

We must have a 10-day advance notice when booking shows. The planetarium seats 64 people and is located at 343 West Louther Street, Carlisle PA in the Rector Science Complex (Tome Hall entrance). Planetarium shows are free but you must have at least 15 people to run a show. Shows run about 30-40 minutes. Feel free to come with questions to ask after the show. Select a day/time from list below and click on link to 'schedule a planetarium show'.

Available shows are:
Milky Way Tour
Journey through the Solar System
Constellations for the Seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)
A Brief History of Looking Up
Presenters Choice

We will start running planetarium shows again starting in September 2024. We do not book summer shows.

Schedule a Planetarium show

Students will run shows throughout the fall 2024 semester that will be open for anyone to attend. Check back here in the fall for show dates & times.

After you attend a planetarium show, we would appreciate your feedback and comments about your visit. Email

Michael L. Britton Memorial Observatory

Atop Tome Hall, Dickinson has the Michael L. Britton Memorial Observatory. Featuring a 24-inch telescope, the facility is regularly used for physics & astronomy projects. For more informaton, please explore this link.