News and Announcements

Evidence of additional baryonic matter discovered
Sputnik Turns 60
60 years ago on October 4th, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched the first satellite into orbit: Sputnik 1.  This was the dawn of the Space Age. Today there are over 2000 satellites in orbit around the Earth, performing a variety of tasks for us.  As normal as they seem to us today, they have only been part of humanity's existence for 60 years. Happy anniversary Sputnik!
Science Under the Dome: Drones and social science: the sky's the limit!
Join the Planetarium for Astronomy at the Beach 9/29-9/30
First Public Planetarium Show of the Year: Friday 9/22 7pm
Join us for the first public planetarium show of the 2017-18 school year!
Science Under the Dome: Life, the universe and the nanoscale - can physics explain life? Sept 13th
In this talk, we will marshal recent scientific progress to see how the physics of the nanoscale can solve the ancient puzzle of “what is life?”
Special Physics & Astronomy Colloquium: Dr. Kip Thorne Sept 14th
A half century ago, John Wheeler challenged his students and colleagues to explore Geometrodynamics: the nonlinear dynamics of curved spacetime. How does the curvature of spacetime behave when roiled in a storm, like a storm at sea with crashing waves.
Cassini satellite to crash into Saturn Friday Sept 15th
Wayne State hosts supermoon eclipse viewing
SUPERMOON ECLIPSE!
NEW HORIZONS EVENT CANCELED!
NO PUBLIC SHOW JULY 3RD!
A Spectacular Celestial Gathering This Weekend
JUNE 5th PUBLIC SHOW CANCELED!!
CAMP COSMOS REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!
First students graduate with BA in Astronomy from Wayne State
Detroit Public Schools teachers come to Wayne State to learn about astronomy
The Quantum Universe - 2015 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture
CANCELLED - NO PLANETARIUM SHOW TONIGHT
The trumpeter's guide to the galaxy...
The Wayne State Trumpet Ensemble trumpeter's guide to the galaxy... at the Wayne State Planetarium, a stellar success!
Discovery of the Higgs Boson
A film about the discovery of the Higgs Boson at CERN. http://www.michtheater.org/shows/particle-fever/
RSVP for Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture
NO PLANETARIUM SHOW on Friday, March 14th-WSU Spring Break
Professor Paul Karachi has been elected as a member of the Wayne State Academy of Scholars
Planetarium Opens for Fall Semester--Friday Public Show at 7 pm, August 30th!