WSU Students

Wayne State students enrolled in AST 2010 (Descriptive Astronomy), are required to attend two different planetarium shows during a given semester. 

AST 2010 students may register for the shows at this link.   


Shows for Astronomy and Physics Students

Planetarium shows constitute an integral part of the Wayne State University Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy program, and the AST 2010 Descriptive Astronomy course curriculum. 

Students enrolled in AST2010 have two opportunities to visit the planetarium during the semester. The first planetarium show features the fulldome film, Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope.  The second planetarium show of the semester features the fulldome film, The Secret Lives of Stars.




Your instructor, along with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, would like to offer you a chance to learn more about the night sky, learn about degree programs in our department, and give you the opportunity to earn extra credit in the process!

Your instructor has already explained or will explain the extent of credits, or extra credits applicable to you for visiting the planetarium. The instructor will be informed of your attendance at the end of the term based on a form that you fill out after each planetarium show that you attend. If you leave the planetarium show early, or fail to fill out the form, you are not entitled to extra credit.

To emphasize: the critical component is the evaluation form that is filled out at the END of the planetarium show.

All shows are free and run for approximately one hour. Please see the planetarium Calendar on the main page for show times.