Welcome to the Radford University Planetarium

Our regular Tuesday/Thursday evening shows are at 7 p.m., and our Saturday morning kids' shows start at 10:30 a.m.

Planetarium location map
Planetarium location map
  • Location: Center for the Sciences room M75 (Main Street level). Enter through the doors from Parking Lot C. Click on the map for a larger image.
  • All shows are free and everyone is welcome to come join us! 
  • Seating capacity: 55 visitors
  • All shows include a tour of the nighttime sky using our full-dome projection system. Some shows will also have a full-dome, professionally produced show on an astronomical topic. The shows are described below.
  • No reservations required for the Tuesday/Thursday 7pm shows, or the Saturday 10:30am shows. However, if you have a group of 35 or more please email/call ahead (24+ hours) to be sure there isn't another large group coming for the same show. 
  • We have hearing-assist receivers for our sound system--please bring your own earphones (1/16 inch [3.5mm] stereo jack).
  • No food/drinks allowed in the planetarium!

For more information please contact Planetarium Director Dr. Rhett Herman, rherman@radford.edu

Schedule a Group Visit

During the regular semesters special showings may be arranged for groups with a minimum size of 20. If you have a group that would like to visit the planetarium, please contact Dr. Rhett Herman at rherman@radford.edu (email preferred) or 540-831-5441. Please note that we will try to accommodate these requests based on our availability for the date/time request.

Upcoming Shows

  1. Saturday Kid's Show: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" »

    Saturday Dec 3

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Especially appropriate for younger audiences, ages 3-7 in particular! The show follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. "One, World, One Sky" is a production of Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and was produced with major support from the National Science Foundation.
  2. " 'Tis the Season" »

    Tuesday Dec 6

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Produced by Loch Ness Productions, “ ‘Tis the Season” describes the legends associated with the stars that appear during the Christmas season, including the Star of Bethlehem. Jolly Ol' Saint Nick, holiday lights and candles. Presents and festivals are also explored in this festive show. This 35-minutes show is narrated by Noah Adams of NPR's "All Things Considered."
  3. " 'Tis the Season" »

    Thursday Dec 8

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Produced by Loch Ness Productions, “ ‘Tis the Season” describes the legends associated with the stars that appear during the Christmas season, including the Star of Bethlehem. Jolly Ol' Saint Nick, holiday lights and candles. Presents and festivals are also explored in this festive show. This 35-minutes show is narrated by Noah Adams of NPR's "All Things Considered."
  4. " 'Tis the Season »

    Saturday Dec 10

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Produced by Loch Ness Productions, “ ‘Tis the Season” describes the legends associated with the stars that appear during the Christmas season, including the Star of Bethlehem. Jolly Ol' Saint Nick, holiday lights and candles. Presents and festivals are also explored in this festive show. This 35-minutes show is narrated by Noah Adams of NPR's "All Things Considered."
  5. " 'Tis the Season" »

    Tuesday Dec 13

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Produced by Loch Ness Productions, “ ‘Tis the Season” describes the legends associated with the stars that appear during the Christmas season, including the Star of Bethlehem. Jolly Ol' Saint Nick, holiday lights and candles. Presents and festivals are also explored in this festive show. This 35-minutes show is narrated by Noah Adams of NPR's "All Things Considered."
  6. " 'Tis the Season" »

    Saturday Dec 17

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Produced by Loch Ness Productions, “ ‘Tis the Season” describes the legends associated with the stars that appear during the Christmas season, including the Star of Bethlehem. Jolly Ol' Saint Nick, holiday lights and candles. Presents and festivals are also explored in this festive show. This 35-minutes show is narrated by Noah Adams of NPR's "All Things Considered."