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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 2019

Tuesday, July 16

9 - 9:45 a.m.  Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
10 - 10:45 a.m.  Larry: Cat in Space
​12 - 12:45 p.m.  Planetary Visions
1 - 1:45 p.m.  Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
6 - 6:45 p.m.  Astronaut
7 - 8 p.m. Apollo 11: Man's First Step Onto the Moon (SPECIAL Apollo 11 presentation 50 years after the Apollo 11 launch!)


  • 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.