About the Planetarium

The Westminster College Planetarium is a 45 seat full-dome theater housed in the Hoyt Science Resources Center on the Westminster College campus in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. The planetarium has offered private and public multimedia astronomy shows free of charge since 1988 and programs for Westminster College classes since the 1950s. Our current projection systems include a Spitz A5 analog star projector and a Warped Media digital fulldome projector.


Director: Dr. Thomas Oberst

Secretary: Mary Pitman

Student Director: Samuel Mellon

Previous Directors: Dr. Douglas Armstead, Dr. Sam Lightner, Dr. Floyd Zehr, Dr. John Albright


Reservations and general inquires:
Mary Pitman
Westminster College Department of Physics
120 Hoyt Science Resources Center
319 S. Market St.
New Wilmington, Pa., 16172
Phone: 724-946-7200
E-mail: pitmanmp@westminster.edu