News:

We have announced the Star Party dates for Spring 2019.
They are:

Monday February 11, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Monday March 11, 2019, 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Monday April 8, 2019, 8:00pm - 10:30pm

We would love your company as we view what the night sky has in store.  Get a free start chart, and access to an amazing wealth of knowledge by our out-of-this-world student staff!

(In case of bad weather, the Star Party will be held in the Ott Planetarium in room 203 of Lind Lecture Hall.  See our "Contact Us" page for location information.)

Ott Planetarium

The Planetarium star theater seats 60 persons under a 9.1 meter (30 foot) diameter perforated aluminum hemispherical dome. It is used for instruction in undergraduate astronomy classes. It is also a science education facility featuring programs of interest to elementary students, secondary students, and the general public.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Ott Planetarium and Department of Physics Observatory is to provide educational support and public outreach as part of the Physics Department and the College of Science at Weber State University. Our primary mission is to support WSU student learning. The planetarium and observatory provide an immersive learning environment for the introductory astronomy courses taught by the Physics Department. The program also fosters a deeper knowledge of astronomy and improved public speaking skills for physics majors and minors.
It is also our purpose to provide interesting and educational programming for school districts of Northern Utah, and enjoyable and informative programs for the general public. Further purposes are to provide accurate information to the media and general public on telescopes and astronomical events, and to provide easy access to high quality telescopes operated by knowledgeable staff.
 

 

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

and NASA

LOCATION:

1551 Edvalson St, Ogden, Utah, 84403 
Room 203 of the Lind Lecture Hall

 

CONTACT:

(for questions and inquiries)

Planetarium Director

Dr. Stacy Palen  
planetarium@weber.edu

 

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Ott Planetarium Public Availability

Spring 2019 Semester

 January 7 to April 30, 2019 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Fridays, Saturdays by special request (staff availability dependent).
Sundays, CLOSED.

We do also offer limited availability during WSU breaks (like spring break, etc.)

 

Contact us to make a reservation.

planetarium@weber.edu