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William M. Brish Planetarium

space capsuleThe William M. Brish Planetarium is under the jurisdiction of Washington County, Maryland, Public Schools and is located at 820 Commonwealth Avenue, Hagerstown.

You can learn more about the William Brish Planetarium at the Planetarium Weebly site.

The Planetarium is in continuous use serving students from pre-school through senior citizen. Under the direction of Chris Kopco, all programs are presented live with active student participation.


Thank you for your support of the Washington County Planetarium. A series of public programs is presented during the school year. Programs are presented if schools are in session that day, unless otherwise noted. Professional days count too, but not holidays or inclement weather days.

Summer 2017

A number of public programs have been scheduled over summer break. The dates and in some cases, the times, are as follows:

  • Monday, June 12: 9, 10 and 11 a.m., and 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 p.m.
  • Monday, July 10
  • Monday, July 17
  • Wednesday, August 9



  • Adults: $3
  • Children & Students: $2 (Family: $10 maximum)
  • Senior Citizens w/WCPS Gold Card: Free


Adults interested in astronomy may also participate in the Tristate Astronomers.  Tristate Astronomers' meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month (September through May) at 7:30 p.m. at the planetarium. Star parties are scheduled monthly.

Click here to contact the club president.