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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.

May 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.  

 

 

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.

 

 

June 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.  

 

 

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.