Rhoades Science Center is home to a Spitz 512 planetarium. It has a 24 foot domed ceiling and 50 reclining seats in a three-quarter arrangement.
The planetarium is used for teaching purposes for some college classes as Astronomy and Earth Science. It's primary function though is to provide an educational service to area schools and community groups. There are 85-100 shows presented each year to college classes, visiting public schools, and various community groups. Each month a show for the general public is also provided.
Interested persons can enroll in a Planetarium Science class, which is offered each semester. Students in this class learn how to operate the planetarium, present programs, and assist in writing and creating a new planetarium show.