Planetarium

Planetarium closed for renovation

Due to continued work on Lyons Science, the Planetarium is scheduled to reopen in Jan 2022.  

The updated Planetarium will have one of the highest resolution projection systems in North America.  Due to increased operating costs, we will need to charge a nominal fee.

Check back for more information.

Virtual Planetarium Shows (free)

The virtual Planetarium shows will resume mid-August.

ZOOM link for Virtual Planetarium Shows:  https://uncfsu.zoom.us/j/340377470

A shout-out for NASA & JPL

Congratulations to the Perserverance / Ingenuity teams for all the amazing work!

Saturday morning Virtual STEAM Team

On Saturday afternoons FSU hosts a Virtual STEAM Team for students in grades 7-12. Students explore Physical Computing and Computational Thinking using a BBC micro:bit.  Funding for the STEAM Team is provided in part by the Cumberland Community Foundation.  For information contact Mr. Kabbes at: jkabbes@uncfsu.edu

Virtual Summer STEM Camp

The Summer STEM Camp has been cancelled for 2021.  We hope to be back to face-to-face camps the summer of 2022.

REEF

The REEF is also closed.

Summer STEM Camp

Check back for information about 2021 Summer STEM Camp.  Due to COVID-19 we anticipate having a virtual robotics program.

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The FSU Summer STEM Camp is for rising 8 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.  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
  • Chemistry

Reserve a show

Shows will be scheduled after reopening.

Show pricing will be posted prior to reopening.

Aquarium

The REEF at FSU is our aquarium and is also available for individuals and groups for a guided tour. The REEF is in the same building as the Planetarium.

Large groups

The Planetarium seats 60 comfortably, but we have a few extra seats we can squeeze in. Larger groups can be divided and switched with the aquarium and Exploratorium: one group goes to the REEF, the other to the planetarium, and then the groups switch. Just reserve both the aquarium and the planetarium for both times on a day that's available.

Meditation Under the Stars

The Planetarium is closed.