News and Announcements

Transit of Mercury across the Sun: WSU Events & FAQ
The Transit of Mercury across the Sun is coming up on Monday November 11th and we want you to be prepared for this rare event! Learn about our Mercury events and read our FAQ about planetary transits.
Astronomy at the Beach celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing
Fall Shows Scheduled for WSU Planetarium
Local sixth-graders visit WSU, including the Planetarium, and receive their first college scholarships
Camp Cosmos expected to be a supernova of fun
Noel Night at the Planetarium
Public Planetarium Shows will resume September 7th
Camp Cosmos to be held July 9th-20th in the WSU Planetarium
Students at Science Fair win Planetarium Awards
WSU Planetarium participates in STEM Day 2018
B. Cameron Reed presents lecture on the Manhattan Project
Dr. B. Cameron Reed (Emertius Professor of Physics, Alma College) is an expert on the physics and history of The Manhattan Project, the United State's Army's project to develop nuclear weapons during World War II.  The Wayne State University Planetarium is delighted to host a lecture by Dr. Reed on March 7th at 7pm.  This lecture, entitled "The Manhattan Project: how nuclear physics changed the world", will discuss not only the physics developed as part of this research, but also the organizational structure of the Manhattan Project and the impacts this research program had on society and the field of physics.
Feb 9-10 planetarium shows POSTPONED
Noel Night 2017 Planetarium Shows
POSTPONED Touching Nano: Science Under the Dome lecture
Belle and the mystery of the missing antimatter: Public lecture 11/8 7pm
WSU Astronomy Classes, Planetarium Show #2 schedule available
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