The Planetarium is Closed for renovations and will reopen in 2020!

The Fayetteville State University Planetarium has delighted and educated the public since 1978. Currently the Planetarium is under renovation courtesy of the ConnectNC bond, and is closed at this time.  Although the planetarium will not be available we're taking the show on the road!  Contact your local branch of the Cumberland County Public Library about an Astronomy presentation near you.

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Public observing sessions

With the Observatory closed, public viewing sessions will be held in the soccer field off Langdon Street.  The programs run from sunset to 10:00 PM, weather permitting.

Dates -

May 18
Jun 8
Aug 17
Sep 21
Oct 19
Nov 16

Summer STEM Camp

The Summer STEM Camp is for rising 8 to 12 th grade students.  See below for more information and how to register.


The REEF is closed.

Summer STEM Camp

The FSU Summer STEM Camp is for rising 8 to 12 th grade students.  It will be held Jun 10-14 from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Supplies and lunches are part of the program.  Following the Camp, students will present their work to parents on Fri, Jun 14 from 3-4 PM in STB 435.

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

Camp cost is $325.00. Click to register and pay for the Camp.

There are a limited number of scholarships available through funding from the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.  If requesting a scholarship, send student information and a student essay to Joe Kabbes.  The essay should discuss why the student wants to attend the camp and how the scholarship will make this possible.

Reserve a show

The Planetarium is closed indefinitely. Please contact the Cumberland County Public Library about FSU Astronomy presentations near you.


The REEF is also closed.

Large groups

The Planetarium is closed.

Meditation Under the Stars

The Planetarium is closed.