Virtual Planetarium

The home for all virtual content created and hosted by the Wayne State Planetarium!

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.

Virtual media

The following media are pieces created by the WSU Planetarium staff or shared by the WSU Planetarium.

Journeys with Jerry: Two Islands: Bora Bora and the Galapagos

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

Journeys with Jerry: Visit the North Pole on a nuclear-powered Russian Ice Breaker

Journeys with Jerry: The Geographic South Pole and It's Telescopes

A Look Into Retrograde Motion

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

The Spring Triangle

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

Searching for Earths

This video was created by NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center.