About

The Wayne State University Planetarium is proud to feature a new 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.

Directions

The WSU Planetarium is located at 4841 Cass Avenue in the Old Main Building - the building with the clock tower - at the corner of Cass and Warren Avenues on the campus of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Enter the Old Main Building on the Cass Avenue entrance, go down the stairs and walk straight ahead. You will see our beautiful wall murals and the double doors of our Planetarium on your right, Room 0209!

Please look at our "Calendar" on the main page of this website for availability of our public events (public shows and public lectures) which are normally scheduled on Friday evenings.

To schedule a special show or special event, please contact us by phone or email to obtain more information about the planetarium: 313-577-2107 or outreach@physics.wayne.edu.

Our Features

We feature weekly public shows, programs for K-12 school groups, shows for special interest groups, and specialized shows for Wayne State University students. Our shows are designed to entertain, educate and inspire you and this is why our motto is Explore, Discover, Be Inspired.

Our Mission

Our mission carries three components: Teaching, Outreach, and Service to the Community. The planetarium provides a high profile learning environment for school children ages K-12, and Wayne State students enrolled in Physical Science courses - especially those enrolled in the Department's new BA Astronomy program.

You will find our Planetarium and Outreach Staff on and off campus as we promote our physics and astronomy academic programs and planetarium; and, as we inspire young people and adults in urban Detroit communities to choose a career in science. We also provide learning resources to the Greater Detroit area. And we have extended our services to the general public by presenting public planetarium shows, public science lectures, and by offering our planetarium as a Special Events venue.

Browse our website and explore for yourself! Discover our wonderful planetarium and learn about the exciting academic programs we offer in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Maybe you will be inspired!