Planetarium & Observatory

Charles M. Kanev Planetarium

We will not be scheduling any planetarium shows for Fall 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions

To schedule a planetarium show, please email All show requests must be made by email. We must have a 10-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 afterward! When making a show request, please include the following information:

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

We offer shows with the following possible topics (please notice which students can run what shows):

  • Mythology
  • What’s Up in the Sky? (general showing)

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.