The John C. Wells Planetarium in Miller Hall on East Grace Street is open to the public through the fall and spring semesters (but not summer) with shows at 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Saturdays.
Admission is free. The planetarium door opens 10 minutes before show time. Each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets, and any comets that might be visible.
See website at www.jmu.edu/planetarium for title of shows currently playing.
Also on site is the JMU Meteorite Collection, featuring fragments of meteoroids that survived passage through the atmosphere to fall to the earth's surface as masses of metal or stone. Free admission.
Last Updated: 10/12/2010 2:31 PM