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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:

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!

The Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge Program has begun for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. Here are the dates:

•September 20, 2018

•October 18, 2018

•November 15, 2018

•No December 2018 program

•January 17, 2019

•February 21, 2019

•March 21, 2019

•April 18, 2019

•May 16, 2019

Also, we will continue to offer Cub Scout programs through out the year. Please email spalen@weber.edu for more information.

For the Public:

The Weber State University Department of Physics, the Ott Planetarium and the Public Observatory will be at the Ogden Farmer's Market Saturday September 8, 2018, starting at 9 am. Please join us for fun activities, a preview for the WSU Physics Open House, and great information about happenings for the Planetarium and Observatory in the new academic year.

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. We also offer private reservations for parties, events, and meetings, including special requests for weekends. Please send an email to spalen@weber.edu for more information.

The WSU Physics Openhouse will be Friday November 9, 2018. Please check back for more details!

The Public Observatory is now open! We offer private reservations for observing for parties, events, and meetings, including special requests for weekends. Please send an email to spalen@weber.edu for more information.

Star Parties for Fall 2018 are below:

•September 10, 2018. Start at 7:00 pm.

•October 8, 2018. Start at 7:00 pm.

•November 12, 2018. Start at 6:00 pm.

•No December 2018 star party.

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Additional Resources

• Show List

• Scouting Programs

• Planetarium Reservations

• Calendar



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
1969-2018