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North Dakota's only planetarium

The planetarium at Valley City State University changing from red light to darkness
Experience the Night Sky

Valley City State University is home to the only Planetarium in North Dakota. Our state-of-the-art Rhoades Science Center houses a Spitz 512 planetarium with a 24-foot domed ceiling and 50 reclining seats.

Schedule or attend a planetarium show at VCSU

Our shows range from basic astronomy to exploring how Lewis and Clark used the night sky to aid in their exploration of North America. Our planetarium is primarily used to educate area school and community groups, but is also used for some classes at VCSU, like Astronomy and Earth Science. With no charge for shows, it's easy to make the trip to our beautiful campus and have a one-of-a-kind celestial experience.
Schedule your Planetarium show today
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Heide Beierle

Heide Beierle

Administrative Assistant

Science, STEM

Office Location
  • Rhoades Science Center 203

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