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Dark planetarium

The Planetarium exists to serve the Fayetteville State University community and the southeastern North Carolina region. Since it was built in 1978, children and adults alike have been entertained and informed by shows featuring the sun, moon, five planets in their correct positions, and 2354 stars projected on its 30-foot dome with the Spitz 512 projector. The Planetarium seats 55, but several more chairs are available to accommodate larger crowds.


Next public show

We will be having a public show on Wednesday evening, August 26, at 7:00 pm. If the weather is clear, this will be followed by a viewing at the FSU observatory (same building, 4th floor) courtesy of Dr. John Mattox.

New directions for buses

School buses are now requested to park in the Capel Arena parking lot. This is a distance from the Planetarium, so under "Directions" is step-by-step instructions, with photos, showing where bus drivers are to drop off the kids and park the bus.

Coloring book available

In collaboration with Socorro Hernandez-Hinek and her students at FSU's Department of Performing and Fine Arts, a coloring book has been made available for you to download and print. You'll find this especially useful if you have young children and would like to add a fun activity to a planetarium trip.

New form available!

To simplify the process of reserving a show for your group, there is an online form available. Just click on "reserve a show" on the left panel. Watch out for the scroll bar for the form itself: make sure you fill out the required fields and click the "submit" button on the bottom. After you submit the form, the director will call or email you to work out the details.

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Just look for Fayetteville State University Planetarium on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest news and developments.

A small planetarium means lively discussion:

The shows are live and interactive, geared towards ages from preschool to adult. Bring your questions about anything in the sky that's been bothering you, whether it's what the deal is with the Super-moon, how Pluto got to no longer be a planet, or what your sign really is.

Planetarium shows are usually about an hour long, allowing time for questions.

Planetarium shows for a diverse variety of groups are scheduled by reservation by telephone and are custom-designed to fit your needs. Shows are available for any group that is interested, including:

  • Schools, both public and private
  • Homeschool groups
  • Churches
  • Voluntary organizations
  • Nursing homes

Discover the cosmos and your place in it and contact Dr. Jonathan Breitzer to schedule a show today!

Jonathan Breitzer wearing a tie

Dr. Jonathan Breitzer
Planetarium director
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301

(910) 672-1176

A Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina