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School Field Trips:

The planetarium is a university classroom and is closed to the public most of the time. You can visit during our free public events, but reservations are required for all other dates and times. Note that the Ott Planetarium is a volunteer organization, and we will reply to you as quickly as possible, but it may take a few days.

The planetarium is available for field trips on M-F. We can accommodate groups of up to 60 students for a cost of $60/hour for school visits. Please send an email to spalen@weber.edu to arrange a visit!

Scout Troops:

We will have a Cub Scout show on Thursday May 18, 2017, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. A RESERVATION IS REQUIRED in order to ensure staffing. The cost is $5 per scout for either program (Boy Scout Merit Badge show or Cub Scout show). We are currently developing a Girl Scout program. Please send an email to spalen@weber.edu to arrange a visit!

For the Public:

The planetarium is generally closed to the public, but sometimes we are open in connection with another event on campus, such as the Physics Open House, or Science Saturday.

Summer 2017 we will host the following Science Saturdays in conjunction with RAMP from 11 am to around 6pm:

On June 10 we will be exploring waves! Gravitational waves, light waves, sound waves, interference etc. We will be viewing various shows at the planetarium this time.

On July 1 we will be learning about fireworks and the stuff that makes them. The chemistry of the colors, physics of rockets, etc. We will be viewing First and Farthest at various times during the day, as well as other shows.

On August 12 our theme will be eclipses gearing up for the big solar eclipse on August 21. We will measure the diameter of the sun, learn about sun viewing safety, make your own eclipse, pin hole cameras, etc. We will be viewing an eclipse show at various times throughout the day, as well as other shows.



Additional Resources

• Show List

• Scouting Programs

• Planetarium Reservations



The Ott Planetarium is Supported by:

The Layton P. Ott Family,
The College of Science and Department of Physics at Weber State University,
Weber County RAMP, The Utah Museums Association, and NASA.





Ott Planetarium
1969-2017