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ESU Alert: ESU closed today, Thursday, February 22, 2018, due to the weather. Additional information at

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Schedule a Show

Our public shows are advertised and are every Thursday and Second Saturday. For more information, visit our Events. Call 620-341-5636 to secure a place!

Scheduling other show times is available to groups of 8-38 participants by appointment.

  • K-12 show times are best Tuesday and Thursday, between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
  • Other university and community group showings are preferred after 3 pm most days.
  • Weekends are upon request.
  • A brief presentation of the Night Sky over Emporia (or other specified locations) the choice is yours among our 20 video selections.
  • We offer one video showing in Spanish - Fito en Gato el Espacio!

We suggest a $20 donation per group.  Please make checks payable to ESU Peterson Planetarium. If you would like an invoiced/receipt, please indicate that below in the Special Requests box. If you have any questions, please call the Science and Math Education Center at 620-341-5636.