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The Shineman Planetarium is a fully digital Spitz planetarium with a 24-foot projection dome, 180 degree field of view, and a built-in 5.1 surround sound system. Actively used in teaching and educational outreach, the facility seats 35 people and offers a wide variety of shows to the campus and surrouding community.

Weekly Shows


The Planetarium has shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters beginning at 6:00 pm. Please arrive early as seating is limited.

Please note that no public shows will be held on holidays or during weekends.

Request a Show

To request a show at the Planetarium, fill out the Request Form below. Please note, the Planetarium only offers weekday showings (Monday through Friday).

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Planetarium Staff

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Assistant Professor
Director of the Planetarium
Advisor to the Astronomy minors

Natalia Lewandowska

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Administrative Assistant

Deborah J. Haynes

Student Staff


Professor Scott Roby (1954-2022) In Memoriam

Scott Roby earned his BS in Physics from MIT in 1976, his MA and PhD in Physics in 1979 and 1987 from the Astronomy Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined SUNY Oswego in 1987. For 35 years he worked tirelessly and selflessly introducing students to the joys of Astronomy. He was the driving force behind the new Shineman Planetarium which opened in 2013. Scott pioneered the use of the Planetarium in public outreach and education. He found a perfect tool in the Planetarium to channel his passion and introduce a wide audience to Astronomy. He was a giving and generous colleague and friend. He will be greatly missed but will always be present in the Planetarium.

Scott Roby

Planetarium Contact

Director of the Planetarium 
Natalia Lewandowska

294 Shineman Center 
Email: [email protected]