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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.

March 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, and includes a trip into space to look at far away objects.  We briefly discuss how light that travels to Earth from far, far away—the distant past—informs science about the Universe we live in today.

 

 

Eclipse

Saturdays  •  12:30PM

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.

 

 

 

Earth to Universe

Saturdays and Sundays  •  2:30PM

A highly visual fulldome exploration of the origins of how humans looked at the night sky, and the long journey to be able to explore the deepest parts of space. Includes a brief night sky review.

 

 

April 2017

The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

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

Sundays  •  1:30PM, 3:30PM

April 3-7 •  11:30AM, 1:30PM

Friday, April 14 •  11:30AM, 1:30PM

April 17-21 •  11:30AM, 1:30PM

Bright stars, constellations, and planets are discussed in this live star talk, including a trip into space to look at far away objects.  We briefly discuss how light that travels to Earth from far, far away—the distant past—informs science about the Universe we live in today.

 

 

Little Star that Could

April 3-7  •  12:30PM

Friday, April 14  •  12:30PM

April 17-21  •  12:30PM

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.

 

Eclipse

Saturdays  •  12:30PM

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.

 

 

Back to the Moon For Good.

Saturdays  •  2:30PM

Sundays  •  2:30PM

With recorded narration by Tim Allen (voice of Buzz Lightyear), this is a behind-the-scenes feature on the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history, to return robots to the Moon. Includes a short star talk.