Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Buckham Hall D102
Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education
Due to construction of the new Science and Mathematics Complex, a temporary planetarium is housed in Buckham Hall. The temporary planetarium seats up to 26 people comfortably and features a Spitz SciDome digital planetarium system. Using this system, audiences view the night sky and are transported across our solar system and out into the Universe. Programs are available to Buffalo State classes and groups, private groups, and the general public.
When re-opened at the completion of the Science and Mathematics Complex, the new, state-of-the-art 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.