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School Field Trips:

The planetarium is a university classroom and is closed to the public most of the time. You can visit during our free public events, but reservations are required for all other dates and times. Note that the Ott Planetarium is a volunteer organization, and we will reply to you as quickly as possible, but it may take a few days.

The planetarium is available for field trips on M-F. We can accommodate groups of up to 60 students for a cost of $60/hour for school visits. Please send an email to spalen@weber.edu to arrange a visit!

Scout Troops:

A RESERVATION IS REQUIRED in order to ensure staffing. The cost is $5 per scout for either program (Boy Scout Merit Badge show or Cub Scout show). We are currently developing a Girl Scout program. Please send an email to spalen@weber.edu to arrange a visit!

Our next scheduled Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge program will be held on Thursday September 21, 2017. Please email spalen@weber.edu if you would like to attend.

For the Public:

The planetarium is generally closed to the public, but sometimes we are open in connection with another event on campus, such as the Physics Open House, or Science Saturday.

Summer 2017 we will host the following Science Saturdays in conjunction with RAMP from noon to around 5pm:

On August 12 our theme will be eclipses gearing up for the Big Solar Eclipse on August 21. We will measure the diameter of the sun, learn about sun viewing safety, make your own eclipse, pin hole cameras, etc. We will be viewing an eclipse show at various times throughout the day, as well as other shows.

Wondering when to view the eclipse in Ogden? Click this link !

Need to make a pinhole camera? Want to know how to find the diameter of the Sun? Click this link!

Additional Resources

• Show List

• Scouting Programs

• Planetarium Reservations

The Ott Planetarium is Supported by:

The Layton P. Ott Family,
The College of Science and Department of Physics at Weber State University,
Weber County RAMP, The Utah Museums Association, and NASA.

Ott Planetarium