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Changes to free public planetarium shows:

  • Free public planetarium shows are now held every Friday at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are required. Ticketed guests that are not at the planetarium 10 minutes before show time will have their seats released to walk-in guests.
  • Free 'Young Astronomer' shows are now offered one Saturday morning per month. These shows are geared towards children under 10 and their families. Tickets are required. Ticketed guests that are not at the planetarium 10 minutes before show time will have their seats released to walk-in guests.

Currently all tickets for our 2017 shows are reserved.  We generally have about 15 'no-shows' at each of our presentations, so you are welcome to come 20-30 minutes early to see if seats become available.  We release un-claimed seats 10 minutes prior to the show.  Our 2018 show schedule and reservation information will be available in late November.

Reserve my free ticket(s)

Please see our FAQ for information about what to expect at planetarium shows. Public shows are free and open to everyone. Due to recent interest, we recommend you reserve seats early.

Note: There will be no show on November 24th, due to the American Thanksgiving holiday.

We are pleased to present planetarium shows for the WSU community of students, faculty, and staff, K-12 school groups, math and science centers, special interest groups and community organizations, and the general public. If you are interested in bringing a group for a show, please contact us for more information and to schedule your event.


Science Under the Dome is POSTPONED due to inclement weather.  Professor Joshua Veazey (GVSU Physics) will return on Thursday February 8th to present 'Touching Nano: Visualization & creation with scanning probe microscopy'. Reservations are required for this free monthly lecture series.

RSVP.

 

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