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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!

Our next scheduled Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge program will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Please email spalen@weber.edu if you would like to attend.

February's Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge program has been canceled.

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.

The Public Observatory is now open! We will have star parties once a month, starting at 6:30 pm at Tracy Hall. Our next star party will be Monday March 12, 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

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