For years, it’s been the place where thousands of young people and adults come to learn about the universe and worlds beyond our reach.
The Erie Planetarium served as a resource for the Erie community for more than fifty years, and it continues today as the Yahn Planetarium, now a part of Penn State Behrend. The planetarium is located in the School of Science complex on the Behrend campus.
Virtual Planetarium Visits
You can request a group virtual visit to the Yahn Planetarium. Your visit could include current events in astronomy and space science, a view of the current night sky, and more. Please submit your virtual visit request online.
Learn about the night sky for September 2021 in Erie, Pennsylvania, from Jim Gavio, Yahn Planetarium director. Jim discusses highlights of the September sky, including a double star that can be seen with binoculars.
Watch previous Star Talks.
Astronomy at Home
Looking for space-related activities to do at home while the Yahn Planetarium is closed? We have you covered.