The Planetarium | Physics & Astronomy

The Planetarium

*All shows have been cancelled in response to COVID-19*

What is the planetarium?

  • UNCG’s Spitz Projector will project the stars, planets, Sun and Moon onto the interior of our 20-foot dome
  • It is operated, for the benefit of UNCG students and the Greensboro community, by UNCG’s Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • The planetarium is used to depict the motions of the astronomical objects for classes of UNCG students and for public showings

Where is the planetarium?

  • Room 310 Petty Science Building on the UNCG campus
  • You may park (at a modest hourly rate) in the UNCG Parking Deck on McIver Street, near the corner of McIver and W. Market Streets

How long are the shows?

  • Public night shows typically run 45 –  60 minutes with extra time for questions