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Public Planetarium Schedule

Admission for all Public Planetarium Shows

$5 for adults, seniors, and children.  Tickets go on sale the hour before the show. Purchase in the Museum Store located on the first floor. Space is limited. Shows are approximately 45 minutes.

July 2017

The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

Saturdays  •  11:30AM,  1:30PM,  3:30PM

Sundays  •  1:30PM, 3:30PM

Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. 

Bright stars, constellations, and planets are discussed in this live star talk, including a trip into space to look at far away objects.  

 

 

Larry Cat in Space

Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Larry Cat In Space is a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat that takes a trip to the Moon. We learn that his human, Diana, has been sent to the Moon. Larry finds a way to sneak on board a shuttle, and goes looking for Diana.  Along the way, he learns about space and the Moon.  This program is followed by a live star talk.

 

 

Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

Saturdays  •  12:30PM

Did a space rock six miles wide slam into the Earth 66 million years ago and wipe out 75 percent of all living species at that time, including the dinosaurs? Cosmic collisions are abundant in our solar system. See the numerous craters on worlds like the moon, Mars, and even distant Pluto. Explore the dinosaur disaster up close.  Kid-friendly program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eclipse

Saturdays  •  2:30PM

Sundays  •  2:30PM

Get ready for the total solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017! By looking at both the history and the astronomy of eclipses, this program will help you understand the significance of this upcoming astronomical event. Michigan will experience a partial eclipse. This program is followed by a live star talk.

 

 

August 2017

The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

Saturdays  •  11:30AM,  1:30PM,  3:30PM

Sundays  •  1:30PM, 3:30PM

Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. 

Bright stars, constellations, and planets are discussed in this live star talk, including a trip into space to look at far away objects.  

 

 

Little Star that Could

Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m.

The Little Star That Could is a story about an average yellow star on a search for planets of his own to warm and protect. Along his way, he encounters other stars and learns what makes each star special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

Saturdays  •  12:30PM

Did a space rock six miles wide slam into the Earth 66 million years ago and wipe out 75 percent of all living species at that time, including the dinosaurs? Cosmic collisions are abundant in our solar system. See the numerous craters on worlds like the moon, Mars, and even distant Pluto. Explore the dinosaur disaster up close.  Kid-friendly program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eclipse

Saturdays  •  2:30PM

Sundays  •  2:30PM

Get ready for the total solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017! By looking at both the history and the astronomy of eclipses, this program will help you understand the significance of this upcoming astronomical event. Michigan will experience a partial eclipse. This program is followed by a live star talk.