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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.

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.

 

 

September 2017

The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

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

Sundays  •  1:30PM, 3:30PM 

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

 

 

Sunstruck

Saturdays  •  12:30PM 

Our Sun produces the energy that makes life on Earth possible. How does it do this? What is the Sun comprised of and how does it affect the Earth in other ways? Solar storms are a threat to our very existence, and the eventual death of the Sun will mean the end of our planet. How is this similar to the lives and deaths of stars throughout our galaxy?

 

 

8 Scoops of Milky Way

Saturdays  •  2:30PM

Sundays  •  2:30PM

From the burning surface of the Sun, the lava-hot surface of Venus, the huge stormy belts of Jupiter, or an unimaginably beautiful eclipse on Saturn, “8 Scoops of Milky Way” is full of never-before-seen fulldome images.  Each is meant to make you feel the uniqueness and beauty of our solar system.