Virtual Planetarium Content

The home for all virtual content created and hosted by the Wayne State Planetarium! The team at Wayne is working hard to provide some fun and informative content for summer. Please see the schedule below for further information. In addition, we are constantly sending updates on our social media sites, such as our Facebook!

The following events are currently scheduled. Click on the links to RSVP via Space is limited, so secure your spot today!

Virtual Planetarium Shows:

July 24th - Explosions in Deep Space by David Moutard.

August 21st - Virtual Planetarium Show, currently in development. 

Virtual Lectures:

July 29th - Virtual Visit to the Atacama Desert and Astro-imaging with Mark Christensen, Ph.D.

August 5th - Journeys with Jerry: Two Islands: Bora Bora and the Galapagos.

About Virtual Planetarium Shows

We are using Zoom to host a live planetarium show about the summer sky. Our presenters will guide you through a show about the night sky over Detroit and then we'll have time to answer your questions.  At the end of the show we'll give you the link to a 30 minute film  which you can watch at the time of the show, or save for another day.

RSVP by following the link below and you'll receive an e-mail with the Zoom link.

Virtual Media

The following media are pieces created by the WSU Planetarium staff or shared by the WSU Planetarium. Check them out!


This video was created by Ethan Partington and looks at the phenomenon of retrograde motion!

This video was created by Ethan Partington and looks at the spring triangle!

This video was created by NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center.