Welcome

The Planetarium is closed during August.  Public shows resume on Friday September 6th.


The WSU Planetarium is an astronomical education resource for Wayne State University students and the larger Detroit community. In addition to hosting shows for WSU astronomy and physics courses we offer:

Reserve free tickets for our public shows. Please note space is limited and tickets are claimed quickly.

Public Show Reservation Information

  • Free public planetarium shows are held most Fridays at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 2/3 of our 60 seats may be reserved using Eventbrite beginning at noon the Sunday before the show. The other 20 tickets will be available at the door for walk-ins. Ticketed guests that are not at the planetarium 10 minutes before show time will have their seats released to walk-in guests. We recommend arriving 20-30 minutes early for walk-in seats, to ensure you get one
  • Free Young Astronomer shows are offered one Saturday morning per month. These shows are geared towards children under 10 and their families. Two-thirds of our seats may be reserved using Eventbrite beginning at noon the Sunday before the show. The final one-third of tickets will be available at the door for walk-ins. Ticketed guests that are not at the planetarium 10 minutes before show time will have their seats released to walk-in guests. We recommend arriving 20-30 minutes early for walk-in seats

Please see our FAQ for information about what to expect at planetarium shows. Public shows are free and open to everyone. Due to strong interest, we recommend you reserve seats if you are coming from a distance.


Science Under the Dome is a free public science lecture series held once a month during the academic year. LAB Night is our special Lecture at the Bar series that brings scientists out to local watering holes for a change of atmosphere.

Planetarium resources for Wayne State students
Planetarium and Astronomy Resources for K-12 Teachers
Planetarium and Astronomy Resources for the Community.
Dynamic Earth (Running time 24 minutes)
News Blog for Stargazers
Fun at Camp Cosmos - an astronomy summer camp at the planetarium

Venue Information