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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 will be taking a break for summer, and we will have our next program September 2018. Please check back for updates. Also, we will continue to offer Cub Scout programs through out the summer. Please email spalen@weber.edu for more information.

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. 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.

We have scheduled our dates for Summer 2018 Science Saturdays! Activities will run from noon to 4 pm both inside Lind Lecture Hall, and outside as well. The planetarium will be running shows every half hour, with the last show starting at 4:30 pm.

They are

•June 9, 2018

•July 14, 2018

•August 18, 2018

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.

We have finished our public Star Parties at the Observatory for the acadmic year. Our next star party will be in September 2018. Please check out our facebook page to confirm start time and location in case of inclement weather. Check back here for furture dates!

Ott Planetarium Facebook page

If you want more Star Party fun, the Ogden Astronomical Society will be hosting parties during the summer. Please check out Ogden Astronomical Society for more information.



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