Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory

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Located on the main campus of the University of Toledo, the Ritter Planetarium is your gateway to the Universe.  Outfitted with a state-of-the-art digital projector and 5.1 surround sound, the Ritter Planetarium is capable of transporting you though space and time to view the wonders of the Universe.   We offer public programs on the weekends, K-12 school programs, Scout programs, private parties, and birthday parties by reservation.

GLPA Conference

If you are looking for information regarding the GLPA conference being held at the University of Toledo on October, please contact Alex Mak at alexander.mak@utoledo.edu or visit www.glpa.org.


Note the change to the evening start time starting in September.


  • Fridays in August at 8:30 PM - STARS:  the Powerhouses of the Universe
  • Fridays in September at 7:30 PM - Planet Nine


  •  Saturdays, September 7th through October 12th at 1:00 PM - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure 

Programs begin promptly at the time indicated and therefore late admission is not allowed.  Admission to all public programs is $7 for adults and $5 for children, seniors, and UT community members.  All shows are first come, first served and reservations are not accepted nor required.  Please see our Public Programs page for more details.

Public ProgramsPublic Programs

Ritter Planetarium offers public programs every Friday during the year and Saturday during the academic year. View our current schedule.

School ProgramsSchool Programs

Ritter Planetarium offers a variety of programs for all age groups and grades. Learn more and schedule your visit!

Scout ShowsScout Programs

Throughout the year, Ritter Planetarium offers specialized programs for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts & Brownies. Learn more and see the latest schedule.


Last Updated: 9/10/19