Celebrate the MSUM Planetarium’s 50th Anniversary

You are invited to help celebrate a half century of space exploration on campus. In 1972, the MSUM Planetarium opened its doors for the first time. In the 50 years since, the space has been used to mystify, educate, and entertain thousands. In recognition of this milestone, the planetarium is showing “50 Years of Discoveries” on Saturday, Oct. 29 at […]

MSUM students share love of astronomy with hundreds of visitors at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Six MSUM students volunteered at the 10th annual Dakota Nights astronomy festival at Theodore Roosevelt National Park Sep 16-18, 2022. They set up several telescope for evening star viewing and gave visual tours of the constellations using laser pointers. Five of the students, Alex Niemi, Emily Watson, Izzy DiOrio, Mara DeRung, and Tanner Weyer, have majors in the Department of […]

Planetarium hosts 200+ people for 50th Anniversary Kickoff Event

July 21 from 6-8 pm the MSUM Planetarium hosted more than 200 people for their 50th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff event featuring the James Webb Space Telescope First Images.  With live presentation from faculty, Dr. Matthew Craig, STEM activities and demonstrations by the Society of Physics Students, telescopes set up from the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club, and a live laser dance party […]