totality movie posterOct. 10, 2023–The Bushman Planetarium at Missouri Western State University will present public showings of “Totality” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13. There will also be a showing at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 14. The planetarium is located inside Agenstein Hall, room 147.

“Totality” is all about eclipses – from lunar to total solar. We cover how they occur and what happens when they do. We look back to the proof of general relativity and look forward to upcoming eclipses and where to witness them. The public showings coincide with the annular solar eclipse that will be partially visible in St. Joseph on Saturday, Oct. 14. 

The Bushman Planetarium features a Digistar 4 projection system and a dome that is tilted slightly, rather than directly overhead, making viewing easier. The Dolby 5.1 surround sound system enhances your viewing experience.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, students, military and seniors. Planetarium tickets must be purchased in advance, either online at or in person at Agenstein Hall 140 during regular business hours 8 a.m.-1 p.m and 2-4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday.

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