Star Gazing Round Room

Offering NASA-grade technology and unprecedented architectural design, the Star-Gazing Round Room is a fully-immersive environment dedicated to the presentation of astronomical work and native storytelling. Whether examining earth-like planets in distant galaxies or decoding the Native American astronomy of Montana’s skies, the Star Gazing Round Room provides an exciting and interactive educational experience that is truly one of a kind.

Room Capacity: 30


Housed in the beautiful Star Gazing Round Room and operated by the Physics and Astronomy Department, UM’s new planetarium is now open for both public and private shows.

Each show will familiarize you with the constellations, planets, and bright deep sky objects currently visible, as well as any exciting upcoming celestial events. Shows will also focus on a specific topic, including the star lore of different cultures, contemporary discoveries in solar physics, planetary exploration, the search for exoplanets, and more! A collaborative effort among Astronomy and Native American Studies faculty is also currently underway to create curriculum and presentations focused on the star lore of Native American cultures.

For information more information or to schedule a presentation, please visit the Physics and Astronomy Outreach website.

We invite you to join us as we view the wonders of the night sky and explore the cosmos!