Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium

Science Building 115
(716) 878-4911
Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education

Due to construction of the new Science and Mathematics Complex, the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium is now closed. A new state-of-the-art planetarium will be open in the final phase of construction, currently scheduled for 2018.

When re-opened, the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium will continue to serve as a unique Buffalo State resource for the Western New York community. Students studying astronomy, geology, and other courses will use the planetarium as an immersive visualization laboratory. The planetarium will again offer public programs about the planets, stars, constellations, and recent advances in the exploration of the universe as well as programs for schoolchildren, scout groups and a variety of other private groups.