The OSU Planetarium, located in Smith Laboratory on the Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, serves the University and central-Ohio communities with educational programs in Astronomy. Operated since 1968 by the Department of Astronomy, the Planetarium is a 63-seat 30-foot dome theater with a state-of-the-art Spitz SciDome XD digital projection system that gives exquisite views of the night sky from Columbus, and lets us take you on digital journeys to the planets, stars, and distant galaxies.
IMPORTANT UPDATE (6/10/14):
Summer construction at OSU has impacted the planetarium significantly - please go to our directions site for updated information on how to get to the planetarium, and be sure to allow plenty of time to navigate across campus, as nearly all campus access is restricted in some way over the summer.
Our private shows are currently booked solid through the summer. We are currently accepting show requests for private shows in September only.