UMSL Planetarium

Donations Needed!

Donations Needed!

Interested in helping the UMSL planetarium purchase a new projector?

Classroom Demonstrations

Classroom Demonstrations

As a part of our Astronomy Outreach Program, we conduct approx. one hour classroom demonstrations for students. Demos include fun (and safety) with liquid nitrogen and dry ice, as well as making a model comet.

Observatory Open House Nights

Observatory Open House Nights

The Richard D. Schwartz Observatory hosts open house nights to the public throughout the year. Come take a look through the telescopes and talk with astronomy students and professors from the department.

Planetarium Presentations

Planetarium Presentations

We offer approx. one hour presentations in the planetarium as a part of our Astronomy Outreach Program for elementary and middle school students.

Donations Needed!
Classroom Demonstrations
Observatory Open House Nights
Planetarium Presentations


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri- St. Louis is proud to operate the campus' planetarium. With funding from the NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium, we provide the Astronomy Outreach Program free of charge for elementary school students as well as participate in various community events. For more information on the program, please visit the Outreach Program pages to learn more.

On this site, you'll also find some information about the planetarium itself and some resource links for teachers, students, and the general community. Don't forget to check out our friends at the Richard D. Schwartz Observatory too!

We are dedicated to educational outreach, so please let us know if we can help you in any way, or if you have any suggestions for improvements.


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Are you interested in helping fund our program?  Click here to learn more.