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About the Planetarium

Located in MSU's Space Science Center, the Star Theater is unlike anything else in the region. The 100-seat digital theater serves as a classroom and planetarium for the region's educators, MSU students and the community. The Star Theater projects full 180º x 360º real-time blended video and graphics on a 40-foot dome screen with state-of-the-art surround sound. In digital theater mode, the all-dome video allows a broad range of programming, including simulated travel through deep space and the ocean's deepest depths. This experience allows free movement through a 3D universe viewing endless astronomical phenomena, such as comets, planets, and supernovas, with full motion and 3D texturing. Our newly refurbished laser system also projects 3D images on the full dome.

Out of This World Entertainment

The theater offers shows for the community at a low cost for visitors of all ages. Admission is free with the presentation of a valid MSU ID. The Star Theater offers special group shows for youth groups and community organizations at a low cost.

Educational Opportunities

The Star Theater provides an excellent tool for MSU students, area educators and the public. Students in classes at MSU benefit from the Star Theater through visualization of astronomical concepts and phenomena.

For the region's educators, the Star Theater is an invaluable teaching tool to stimulate learning and imagination in the classroom. The youngest visitors can explore the cosmos with "Sesame Street" characters like Elmo and Big Bird in "One World, One Sky." Students in higher grade levels can see visually impactful programs on various aspects of science, astronomy, and the cosmos. The shows at the Star Theater help students and visitors visualize complex concepts with an immersive experience that can foster a new appreciation and passion for learning. School shows start with an educational program and a tour of the evening sky for the date of the visit. Older students may choose to see stunning laser light shows, often accompanied by popular music. 

 

Contact Information

Star Theater

Ronald G. Eaglin Space Science Center
235 Martindale Dr.
Morehead, KY 40351

EMAIL: star.theater@moreheadstate.edu
PHONE: 606-783-9593