Detroit's home for the stars
The Wayne State University Planetarium is proud to feature a state-of-the-art Spitz High Definition Digital System for a presentation of modern planetarium shows. Learn about the planets, our solar system, stars, galaxies, and other wonders of the universe. Be dazzled by one of our amazing fulldome films!
About the planetarium
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:
- Free public planetarium shows on Friday evenings
- Free young astronomers planetarium shows on the second Saturday of each month
- Free shows for WSU student organizations, classes and other campus entities
- Private planetarium shows and/or physics demonstrations for school groups of all ages
- Private planetarium shows for all other interested groups, including birthday parties, summer camps, scouting groups and more
- Public science lectures each month, sometimes at the planetarium and sometimes out on the town!
- A two-week summer day camp for 12-15 year-olds
- Additionally, the planetarium space can be reserved by WSU groups and classes for their own special events when not in use
Science Under the Dome
This free public science lecture series is 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.
Wayne State students
Planetarium resources for Wayne State students
Planetarium and Astronomy Resources for K-12 Teachers
Planetarium and Astronomy Resources for the Community.
- Help Crowdfund a New Projector for the Planetarium
- Comet NEOWISE Lights Up the Skies!
- Launch of Providence Mars Rover
- Virtual Planetarium Shows at the Wayne State Planetarium
- Dome from Home: The Geographic South Pole and its Telescopes
- More events