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The Department of Math, Physics, Astronomy and Statistics 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.

About the Planetarium

The planetarium is located in Room 407 of the Research Building on UMSL's North Campus. It accommodates up to 36 people at a time. It houses a Spitz Scidome HD Digital Projection System which has a database of over a half billion stars, galaxies, and other deep-sky objects that can be displayed on the 24-foot dome. The projection system also offers 3D views of the planets and known moons. In addition, the projection system can display coordinate lines (meridian, ecliptic, zenith) and demonstrates the phases of the moon, the daily and annual motion of the Sun (Earth's rotation and orbit), and the seasons.

Contact Us

Jonah Vercher
Student Coordinator

Dr. Bruce Wilking
Faculty Supervisor

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Missouri-St. Louis
503 Benton Hall
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
P: (314) 516-5933
F: (314) 516-6152