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Our 50th Year

On Saturday, June 10, we're hosting a special event to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

Planetarium Saturn Screen

Celebrate the Planetarium's 50th Anniversary

Saturday, June 10th

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium first opened its doors to the public in 1967. To celebrate this summer's 50th anniversary of the Planetarium at UMD, we are planning an evening banquet and program. You can find out more and register here or call 726-6086.

Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series

The Planetarium regularly offers opportunities to learn about the latest astronomical theories and interact with some of the world's leading experts via the Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series.

Presentations are streamed live in the fulldome theater, offering a mesmerizing show as well as a unique learning experience.  

Meet NASA Scientists

We are planning our first Planetarium Summer Camp in the summer of 2018. We will be joined by Thorsten Markus, the head of NASA Goddard's Cryospheric Sciences Lab and the Project Scientist for the ICESat-2 mission.  Valerie Casasanto, the principal investigator of the Beautiful Earth program will also be joining us. More details will be posted as they become available.