Buckhannon, W.Va. — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s planetarium will feature two shows in February. The 40-seat planetarium is located on the second floor of the Christopher Hall of Science and features a Digitarium Zeta digital projector that is capable of full-dome videos.
Each show begins at 8 p.m. and includes a tour of the evening sky and free sky charts. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and senior citizens, and free for children under the age of 18 when accompanied by an adult.
The schedule is as follows:
Feb. 1 – Larry Cat in Space
The show is a playful, imaginative cartoon about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the moon.
February 15 – Space Park 360 Infinity
This show features full dome theme park rides, such as roller coasters, that whip you around the Sun, through Saturn’s rings, and event to a distant exoplanet.
In addition to these shows, Wesleyan offers free planetarium shows for school and educational groups. Corporate functions, civic groups, and other special showings can be arranged at a cost of $50.
To schedule a private planetarium showing, contact Dr. Tracey Delaney at email@example.com or 304-473-8330.
Wesleyan’s Digitarium Zeta digital projector was funded through a gift from the Naylor Family Trust via the Community Trust Foundation of Cumberland, MD.