Welcome to the Westminster College Planetarium website. With the economy only slowly improving, we are committed to keeping our shows free for everyone. There’s no better value in the area for an evening of science education and entertainment, so make your reservation today! With the ancient Mayan calendar set to roll-over in December 2012, we have introduced a new set of public shows and special lectures this year on Mayan history and astronomy – and on those doomsday scenarios propagating through the popular media. As always, we especially encourage K-12 classes, scouts, and other groups to contact us to schedule a free private viewing. We can tailor our presentation to meet your educational needs, including state education standards. We look forward to seeing you at a show soon.
Clear dark skies to all,
Thomas Oberst, Ph.D.
Director, Westminster College Planetarium & Observatory
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.