Hoover Price Planetarium
Travel to Outer Space Without Ever Leaving the Ground!
That’s how you’ll feel after you experience the museum’s 65 seat Hoover-Price Planetarium. Over 60 projectors show the aurora, meteor shower, an asteroid, panoramic views of downtown Canton, clouds, snow, phases of the moon and dozens of constellations during a 30 minute presentation.
The Planetarium’s primary projector is a Spitz A3P that shows thousands of stars in the correct color and brightness. This Spitz is unique because the standard 3000 stars shown was increased to 5000 stars through detailed modification. The operation of the Planetarium is entirely manual. Controlled by 283 switches, 60 different projectors allow the presenter to constantly interact with the audience. Installation was completed in 1964, the same year the current museum building was finished. Since that time tens of thousands of visitors have viewed our solar system and beyond while in the comfort of the Planetarium.
The William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is pleased to announce the Hoover -Price Planetarium will be open for limited shows!
See our events calendar for dates and times.
The following safety guidelines will be in place:
Guests & presenter will be required to wear a mask.
Guests will be seated 6 feet apart from other groups.
Surfaces will be cleaned after each program.
We will have a morning & afternoon rotation of seating arrangements, allowing us to clean every seat section after both the morning & afternoon shows.
The planetarium is well ventilated.
Learn more about what is happening in the night sky through the Hoover-Price Planetarium’s blog.