The MSUM Planetarium will present a show every Thursday evening June 2 through Aug. 18, featuring a different topic each month. All shows start at 7 p.m.

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Hey, It’s Summer!
Why are there seasons? How do we know when they begin and end? This year summer begins on June 21st at 12:16 p.m. Come and celebrate summer, and learn how to use a star map to learn the summer sky.

July 7, 14, 21, 28
Our Moon
The Full Moons of summer ride low in the sky. They often appear larger than the Full Moon at other times of the year. Learn more about our closest neighbor—its phases, features and lore and learn how to use a star map to identify summer stars and constellations.

August 4, 11, 18
Catch a Shooting Star
Every August, as regular as clockwork, the Perseid meteor shower appears. However, there’s no need to get out your umbrella. Where do these celestial visitors come from? Learn how to observe a meteor shower. Free star maps for the August sky will be distributed.

General admission is $3; children 12 and under, senior citizens 65 and above, and Tri-college students are $1.50.

The Planetarium is located on the MSU Moorhead campus in Bridges Hall, room 167 at 11th St. and 8th Ave. S. in Moorhead. Please use the south entrance.

On weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays, parking is available free of charge in most university parking lots. Please check the sign on the lot’s entrance to be sure that it is not a 24-hour reserved lot. Most of the parking lots are located west or south of Bridges Hall.

More information about the Planetarium and Regional Science Center programming is available at or call 218.477.2904.