Our 47-seat planetarium is equipped with a Digitarium Kappa digital projector, the first of its kind in the world. With this facility we can reproduce the night sky as seen from anywhere on Earth or from the surface of any object in the solar system, and at any time in history, past or future.
The VSU Planetarium serves as a valuable teaching tool and as a facility for an extensive public outreach program. Astronomy majors give planetarium shows for thousands of visiting school children and members of nonprofit civic organizations. 

The Planetarium is available to non-profit school groups and civic organizations for daytime shows on a limited basis.

View planetarium program schedule 2023-2024


Our planetarium shows for school groups and civic organizations (up to 47 visitors) may be scheduled through the Event Services office (229 333-5998, or email:  facility@valdosta.edu). Please observe the following policies when requesting a show:

  1. Groups must comprise at least ten individuals.
  2. We provide shows for non-profit civic organizations and for school groups in grades K-12. For grades 8 and under we request that one adult chaperone per ten students be included in the group.
  3. The planetarium seats 47; for reasons of safety groups may not exceed this number (including chaperones).
  4. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the requested date.
  5. The planetarium is closed from mid-May to mid-August.
  6. All of our shows are suitable for ages five and up.