Since August of 2019, the SUNY Oneonta planetarium has operated the Evans & Sutherland Digistar 6 system- one of the world's most advanced fulldome digital theater systems! It features a digital projector capable of bringing you sharp views of the stars, planets, and constellations visible in the night sky. Additionally, the system can also show 3-D, IMAX-style movies and animations, providing you with a complete planetarium show experience.

The planetarium is used in a variety of science classes across campus, and offers a fun and enriching experience for all students. Are you a student interested in learning more about the planetarium? Join the Nebula Society! This student-run organization designs and runs shows for the campus community, and all majors are welcome!

Planetarium shows for the general public and school groups are also available during the school year. See below for our current show schedule.

Public Planetarium Shows- Spring 2023

We will be offering free planetarium shows for the general public at 7pm on the following Friday nights:

February 10 - Live show
February 24 - Virtual show
March 10 - Live show
March 24 - Live show
April 7 - Live show
April 21 - Live show
May 5 - Live show

Seating is limited for live shows. Reserve your free tickets on Eventbrite! Tickets become available approximately two weeks before each show. Click here for additional show and parking information.

Private Groups

Reservations for private planetarium shows are handled through the Science Discovery Center. Click the link below and fill out the "Request Group Visit" online form at the bottom of the page. Leave sections blank that are not applicable to you.

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Please be aware that our planetarium can only seat 28, so if your group is larger than that you may wish to make arrangements for two shows. There is a $50 suggested donation per show for private group shows. Programs in conjunction with the Science Discovery Center may be arranged.

School Groups

We regularly host educational groups from preschool through high school for planetarium shows that supplement in-class instructional units. To request a show for your class, click the link below and fill out the "Request Group Visit" form at the bottom of the page. Once your request is processed, you will receive additional information via email regarding your visit, bus parking, etc.

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Public Observing at College Camp

**No public observing events are scheduled as of 1/1/2023. Please check back for more information.**

We will also have an observing session at College Camp Observatory, weather permitting, beginning at 8:30 pm after each public show, unless otherwise noted. Tickets and planetarium show attendance are not required to join the observing event. We will cancel observing sessions in cases of inclement weather, conditions where the sky is >50% cloudy, and may relocate to SUNY Oneonta's Campus if the road to College Camp is impassible.


Perna Science Building
Room 018A

If you have questions about the planetarium, please contact:

Dr. Josh Nollenberg
(607) 436-2620


Dr. Valerie Rapson

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