Renovated Ott Planetarium Ready for Re-Opening

OGDEN, Utah – After seven months of improvements, the Ott Planetarium, located in Lind Lecture Hall on Weber State University's Ogden campus, will re-open Dec. 1 with two new shows.

The planetarium closed in May in order to upgrade its sound system to a 5.1 digital theater. It also added a full dome, digital projection system.

"The Sky Tonight," a live show about current astronomical events, will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by "Legends of the Night Sky: Orion," an animated feature that discusses the constellation's legend. Both shows will continue to run each Wednesday until Dec. 22, when the planetarium will break for the holidays. Shows recommence Jan. 12.

Admission is $1 for students and $2 for everyone else.

In addition, the WSU physics department hosts a free star party every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., north of Lind Lecture Hall.

Stacy Palen, Ott Planetarium director

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Travis Clemens, office of Media Relations

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