Summer Space Camp registration open - see below.

FSU Planetarium - Best in the World

With ten 4K projectors on a cozy 30 foot dome, we put more pixels per square inch on our dome than any other planetarium - in the world! This means crisp, round stars and a beautiful, dark night sky. Join us for an adventure that is out of this world (and out of the galaxy).

At this time ALL of our shows are live with an astronomer.  Come with questions about the Universe!

Tickets available below.

Date / Time Show Title Rating
May 11, 7:00  Exoplanets - Home Away from Home E
May 25, 7:00  Supernova and YOU E/T
Jun 8, 7:00  Why Space Exploration? E
Jun 22, 7:00  Summer Skies over Fayetteville E
Aug 10, 7:00  It IS Rocket Science! E/T
Aug 24, 7:00  Dark Side of the Universe T
Sep 7, 7:00  Moons of the Solar System E
Sep 21, 7:00  Big Astronomy show and discussion E
Show Rating
E All ages
T Technical - teens and adults 
E/T Older children, teens, and adults 

School visits to the Planetarium are available for 2023-24.  Call 910-672-1SKY to schedule or contact Mr. Kabbes at

In addition to our ten 4K projectors, we have a 6500 watt sound system for an amazing space experience. 

Due to increased operating costs, we will need to charge a nominal fee - $5 for adults and $3 for children 2-18.

Saturday afternoon STEAM Team

The 2024-25 Sat STEAM Team will resume Aug 24.   Students in grades 7-12 meet Sat afternoons (every other week) from 1-3 PM in Lyons Science, room 117.  

We explore

  • Rockets
  • Robots
  • Electronics
  • Astronomy
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • and more

Our focus areas are Ultra-Low-Powered rockets, Space Exploration, and Astronomy.

Funding for the STEAM Team is provided in part by the Cumberland Community Foundation.  For information contact Mr. Kabbes at:

Summer Space Camp 2024 - registration open

The Space Camp camp will run Jun 24-28, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch provided), with a focus on space exploration.  The cost of this camp is $225. We will:

  • Build and launch rockets
  • Learn about rocket engines and propulsion
  • Program small robots for missions
  • Learn about the history of space travel
  • Study the Artemis program and the future of space

Space Camp seats may be purchased HERE.  If a scholarship is requested, contact

Scholarships for the Space Camp are funded by the Cumberland Community Foundation.


The REEF is closed indefinitely.

Directions to Planetarium

The Planetarium is at the North end of the Lyons Science Building.  The lobby entrance is on the west side.  Access from W.T. Brown Drive (main entrance to FSU) is via the walkway between Lyons Science (16 - grey) and Lyons Science Annex (37 - brick).  Parking for the Planetarium is across the RR tracks on on the right of W.T. Brown.

Planetarium Map Planetarium Entrance
Campus Map Planetarium Entrance
Walkway to Planetarium
Walkway to Planetarium

Summer Space Camp

2024 Summer Space Camp.  


The FSU Summer Space Camp is for rising 7 to 12th grade students. Supplies and lunches are part of the program. 

Campers will have the opportunity to explore science, math and computers in an intense, one-week summer program focused on NASA missions, Rockets and Robots.  This camp will allow hands-on exploration of STEM topics and help students develop the tools to solve problems.

Activities include - 

  • Rocket science
  • Robotics
  • Astronomy
  • Electronics
  • Computer Science

School visits / field trips

School visits / field trips can be arranged by contacting Mr. Kabbes:

School visits are typically available Tue, Thu and Fri mornings.

Group pricing will be $150 for a one hour show up to 65 seats.

Individual pricing will be $5 for adults and $3 for children 2-18.  There is a 20 person, $100 minimum.

Funds cover the burn time on the projectors.

Aquarium / REEF

The REEF is closed indefinitely.

Large groups

The Planetarium seats 65 comfortably, but we have a few extra seats we can squeeze in. Larger groups can be divided and switched with the Exploratorium: one group goes to the Exploratorium, the other to the planetarium, and then the groups switch. 

Due to staffing issues, large groups are booked only on Fridays.

Meditation Under the Stars

The Planetarium has reopened, but we need staffing to be open for Meditation times.