Welcome to the William Brish Planetarium
We are offering 2 FABULOUS public shows on Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Enjoy a wondrous journey through the world of color and beyond! Discover why the sky is blue, why Mars is red, and the reason why many things are the color that they are. Tour the interior of a plant leaf, voyage through a human eye, then step into the invisible universe as you investigate x-rays by taking on a monstrous black hole. Explore the world of infrared in a roaring fire, and even discover what may have been the actual color of a dinosaur. Explore the amazing rainbow of cosmic light through COSMIC COLORS, an original production of the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium in cooperation with the Great Lakes Planetarium Association.
Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.
- Tickets for public programs are available at http://wbp.booktix.com/. All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
- Tickets go on sale 2 weeks prior to a show.
- Masks must be work inside.
- In order to observe social distancing protocols, the planetarium capacity has been reduced to 32 individuals.
Have you ever wondered why colors are what they are? Where do colors come from? How is it that we have so many different colors of flowers, clothing, animals, etc.? Join STEM/Planetarium Resource Teacher Alicia Robertson as we take a deep dive into colors and find out - what color is that, really?
- flashlight (batteries included)
- red, blue and green gel film
- magic fabric
William Brish Planetarium
820 Commonwealth Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M-F (limited daytime group visits during the WCPS School year by Appointment Only)
Operated by the Washington County Public Schools System, the William Brish Planetarium serves K-12 students throughout Washington County August - June.
Public Programs are also offered throughout the school year on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Please see our Public Programs Schedule for more information. Select dates during the summer.
Also available are private showings during the school day on a limited basis. For more information on scheduling the use of the planetarium for your group please visit the Non-WCPS Groups Information page or contact us for more information.
We have Upgraded!
The William Brish Planetarium is now a fully digital planetarium! All programs are now digital full-dome presentations that immerse you in astronomy, earth science, biology and more as never before utilizing the Spitz Sci-Dome XD-S full-dome digital system. To learn more about our new system and what types of things you can expect to see during your visit, check out the Spitz Inc. website found at http://www.spitzinc.com/planetarium/scidome/
Where we're located:
The William Brish Planetarium is located at 820 Commonwealth Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740.