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A Big THANK YOU for a Record-Breaking Season!


Thank You

We are so THANKFUL to our 11,088 guests who visited the planetarium during our 2018-2019 public show season. Check back soon for more details on our 2019-2020 season!



Summer Festival of the Arts 2019


Saturday July 13th & Sunday July 14th
Schedule is the same for both days:
12PM: One World, One Sky- Big Bird's Adventure
1PM: First & Farthest
2PM: Summer Skywatch
3PM: One World, One SKy- Big Bird's Adventure
4PM: First & Farthest

Summer Festival of the Arts 2019


New Installation at Girard Free Library


New Installation at Girard Free Library

Check out our Missions to the Solar System installation at the Girard Free Library, now until August.

Show Notes

  • Once the show has started, latecomers will not be admitted.
  • All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated).
  • No reservations are needed - doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!
  • Parking: Street parking is available on Lincoln Ave. and Phelps St. Meters are free on the weekends.
  • Overflow parking may be found in the Wick Avenue parking deck (M1) for $5.00.
  • The planetarium is very dark and sound travels very well in the room. The noise level may not be
        appropriate for everyone.
  • Parents should use their own judgment based on the program descriptions and knowledge of their child.
  • For more information, call the Planetarium's InfoLine at 330 941-1370.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium and if you exit during the show, you cannot get back in.

Parking Information

 

  • Use "84 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503" as a GPS address for the planetarium.
  • Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets.
    • There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.
  • Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M30).
    There is a $5.00 fee for the deck unless you have a YSU parking permit.
    • Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus.
    • From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium.
  • For a parking map, click HERE

Skies Over Youngstown




Summary: In the rows labeled "sky conditions", find a column of blue blocks. You can probably observe then.

Details: Read the image from left to right. Each column represents a different hour. The colors of the blocks are the colors from CMC's forecast maps for that hour. The two numbers at the top of a column is the time. A digit 1 on top of a 3 means 13:00 or 1pm. It's local time, in 24hr format. (Local time for Youngstown is -4.0 hours from GMT.)

Special thanks to the creators and moderators at cleardarksky.com

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