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Welcome to Ward Beecher Planetarium's Golden Anniversary Season!




  • Major improvements are underway on both Lincoln and Wick Ave. This may affect parking around the planetarium. Please view our construction map and details and give yourself extra time to get to the planetarium! Read more
    Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, we follow Perseus and Andromeda in a fun-filled retelling of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her motherís bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monsteróand rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. More details
  • NOW SHOWING! - Winter Skywatch
    The night sky changes with the seasons, and so does our Skywatch program. This LIVE traditional star talk shows the current night sky, constellation lore, and current astronomical events.
  • Press Release (3/9/16):
    Ward Beecher Planetarium recieves $650K as part of major NASA funded educational initiative.
    Read more here
  • WBP student employee Ashley Lemasters was showcased in STEMJobs magazine:

    "As a Physics and Astronomy major at Youngstown State University, I have the opportunity to feed my curiosity with incredible classes and hands-on experiences. I especially love working in our planetarium, which has done more than just give me insight into the night sky - itís expanded my own universe and opened new doors and pathways that have led to unforgettable experiences. I know my undergraduate education at YSU will leave me well-prepared to pursue my PhD in Astrophysics."



Please read the Parking Notes/YSU Construction project information below:




Show Notes