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Date(s) - 07/20/2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium Show | Butler University


Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium has replaced its 60-year-old analog planetarium projector with a new digital projector that will provide a fulldome 3-D immersive experience. At night, the dome of the planetarium comes alight with a tour of the night time sky pointing out stars, constellations, and planets in the Hoosier skies. Public tours are available most Friday and Saturday evenings. 

Doors open at 8:00PM   –   Planetarium Show at 8:30PM   –   Telescope viewing from 9:30 to 10:30PM

Please note that we are closed until March 23rd due to Butler University spring break.

Admission is $3 for children and students under 18 and $5 for adults for the planetarium show.  
We do not accept checks or credit cards so please pay in cash.

Beside the fulldome program there will also be a seasonal star show highlighting our current evening sky. Following the planetarium portion of the evening visitors will also have the opportunity look through the telescope. Some likely targets are the Orion Nebula, perhaps the Moon (if visible), and other assorted celestial hors d’oeuvres.  Viewing through the telescope is always free, weather permitting (click on ClearSky Clock on their website or their Facebook page for updates).

Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium is located on the north end of the Butler University campus and can be reached by heading west on 46th Street from Meridian Street. Butler University Campus Map.    Patrons can utilize our parking garage for a fee or park in the Hinkle Fieldhouse lot at no charge (provided no sports or special event is scheduled).   For patron information there are three seperate sets of steps to the telescope.  Wheelchair accessibility is available in the Planetarium and Lobby area only.  No elevator is available to the telescope viewing area.

If a weekend tour doesn’t work consider scheduling a group tour for your group at another time.


Holcomb Observatory Public Tours

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