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.


COVID-19: Keeping Campus Safe

Assuming the pandemic does not worsen, our re-opening plan is as follows:

1.  The planetarium will open for private programs (e.g., K-12, scout programs, and birthday parties) on June 1.  The programs are limited to 25 people who must all wear masks.

2. Public programs (Friday night programs) will begin in late August.

This plan is subject to revision as conditions warrant.  


Free Planetarium Programs

The company that built our planetarium projector and that creates many of the programs we bring you has kindly offered our patrons the chance to view several of their programs for free while we remain closed.


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 and Brownies. Learn more and see the latest schedule.

Last Updated: 4/9/21