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When our students aren’t in the classroom, they’re learning in the real world. Because sometimes it’s these experiences that make the best lessons.


We recognize the future of physics and astronomy exists beyond the laboratory. Initiatives like the Planetarium and Observatory, the Pulsar Search Collaboratory and Mountaineer Area Robotics help us forge connections between innovative research and the community engagement, forming partnerships all across the state and encouraging the education of future students.  

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WVU Planetarium and Observatory

The planetarium presents free public shows on alternating Friday evenings. The shows provide a glimpse into the night sky, highlighting the wonders of the universe, its origins and our place among the cosmos. The observatory is located atop the physics department and is equipped with a 14-inch Celestron telescope for public viewing in concert with the planetarium shows.

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