The Allen F. Blocher Planetarium
We are available for school groups,
scout organizations, birthday parties, etc.
Group Programs and Reservation Information:
If you/your organization would like to schedule a program at the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium, please fill out the request form linked here to select your desired program and topic(s), based on the specifics of your group (number of persons, grade level, interests, etc.). Alternatively, you may call our office at 715-346-2120 during
regular business days (8AM – 2PM) or by emailing to email@example.com. Please be prepared to
provide your name, your choice for the day & time when you plan to visit,
and contact info (phone or email) to allow us to reach you, if needed.
As of September 7, 2021, we charge $35 for each planetarium program/show. The payment should be taken care of at the time of your visit. Checks made payable to the order of UWSP Planetarium or Allen F. Blocher Planetarium are preferred. This is a program/show charge (not a per person charge). Alternatively, we can take cash or we can issue invoice.
Parking is free on campus for our guests only on Saturdays and Sundays. From Monday-Friday, the UWSP parking lots are enforced 2 am – 7 pm. Please visit this website for more details about parking options, rules, and regulations.
Middle and High School Grades
Elementary School Grades
cosmic cycles (day, night, month, year)
phases of the moon
solar system: structure, size, formation, scale
motions of the planets
terrestrial, giant, and dwarf planets
asteroids and comets
moons in the solar system,
artificial satellites and probes
formation and evolution of stars
the Milky Way Galaxy
the universe on large scales
the tools of astronomers
constellations and star lore
patterns in the sky and cosmic cycles
phases of the Moon
planets in solar system
exploring the scale of the solar system
If you want to include in your trip a visit to the Museum of Natural History, please follow this link and submit your request. Note that it is your responsability to make sure that there is no time conflict between your planetarium visit and the tour of or the presentation at the museum!
Choosing A Program
Deciding what your students will experience at the planetarium should be a combined effort between the classroom teachers and the planetarium staff with the ultimate goal of meeting the needs of the students.