Scheduling a Visit
If you are ready to do so, reservations can be made by calling (740) 351-3390, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. If no one answers your call, please leave a message on the voice mail and we will return your call as soon as possible. Or, you may send an email to the Scheduler at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are encouraged to schedule your school's visit to the planetarium at least one week before you plan to visit. To make a reservation by phone please have the following information handy:
|Your organization's name.|
|Address and phone numbers where you can be contacted.|
|Grade level and number that will be attending.|
|Title(s) of shows requested.|
|Preferred date(s) and time(s).|
After your show, please consider filling out part of all of our planetarium feedback form so that we can continue to improve and provide the optimal planetarium experience.
Dates and Times
Programs may be scheduled Monday - Friday. Dates and times may differ for different shows.
Number of Students
The Planetarium holds a maximum of 66 people. Larger groups will have to make arrangements for two or more separate shows.
The Clark Planetarium provides shows to educational facilities and groups at a low cost. Pricing is based on number of students/participants only, not teachers, chaperones, etc. This includes groups such as Boy/Girl Scouts, after-school activity groups, church youth groups, and home school groups.
Head Start programs may use the planetarium for free. If you're unsure whether your institution qualifies, please ask when submitting your request.
Because the planetarium only has 66 seats, large groups may need to be divided, and they will be charged for the highest tier plus the cost for the range of remaining guests.
Businesses may reserve the planetarium at a cost of $100/hour.
Single checks are preferred. Please make any checks payable to Shawnee State University, and an operator will collect the payment when you come for your show.
The Clark Planetarium is located inside the Advanced Technology Center (ATC 124) on the Shawnee State University campus. Students may be dropped off on the East side of the building and buses may then be parked in the adjoining parking lot. School groups must enter the east door and wait in the lobby by the Aristech Pendulum for seating in the planetarium.
Public shows: We are now pleased to offer parking in the main faculty parking lot behind the ATC and Massie for our public shows. Gates will open at 6pm and remain open until 9pm. If staying later than 9pm, a gate will still allow for one-way traffic. This solution provides the best garuntee that our elderly and disabled members have easy parking and access to the building. It also provides an excellent solution for rainy days. Should one choose to do so, the east student lot near the ATC is still available for parking as well.
Schools: As construction draws to a close, the planetarium is happy to offer drop-off at the east door once more. Buses may drop students off on the south-side of the University Center addition and find a parking space at the rear of the parking lot near the soccer field.