Engineering and Physics

Reynolds Science Center Planetarium

View inside the planetarium during an event

The Reynolds Planetarium at Henderson State University is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and special occasion place located in the heart of Southwest Arkansas. Open to the public for shows, star-gazing events, field trips, and private functions, the planetarium reflects Henderson State University's commitment to service through educational engagement with the community. The planetarium is located inside the Reynolds Science Center and run by the Department of Engineering and Physics.

With an 8.2 meter (26.9 ft) diameter dome and state of the art Digitalis Epsilon Digital Projection system, The Reynolds Planetarium is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the state of Arkansas. The Digitalis Epsilon system can project stars, planets, galaxies, and virtually anything else onto the dome as they look in the real sky (including both the Northern and Southern hemispheres - when was the last time you saw the Southern Cross?) as well as immerse the audience in a full-dome animation show. Shows combine stunning visual effects on the dome with powerful surround sound to transport audiences to all reaches of the universe, from a light-speed trip to see mysterious black holes to the Stars of the Pharaohs.

The Donald W. Reynolds planetarium is a member of the Southwestern Association of Planetariums (SWAP) and the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA).

For the Fall of 2020, the Reynolds Science Center Planetarium is closed to the public out of an abundance of caution. 

We will post a new public planetarium schedule when we resume normal operation.  Meanwhile, we hope you all stay well.


School Group Showings

If you would like to schedule a planetarium show and STEM activities for your school group, please contact:


Other Group Showings

The planetarium accommodates various community groups throughout the year that wish to visit. The Department of Engineering and Physics will make every reasonable effort to schedule a show for your group. For each group show, the cost is $50 for up to 45 people.  Contact us for group pricing of larger groups.

To schedule a show for your group, please contact:

Denise Cordova, 870-230-5162 or

Planetarium birthday parties are also available.  Contact us for dates and rates.

Shannon Clardy,