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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.

February 2017

 

The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

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

Sundays  •  1:30PM, 3:30PM

Monday, February 20 •  11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM

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.

 

 

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

Saturdays  •  12:30PM

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope follows two students as they chat with a female astronomer at a local star party. The students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications, to a child’s spyglass, to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.

 

 

Sunstruck

Saturdays and Sundays  •  2:30PM

Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.

 

 

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.