Admission is free and open to the public!
Programs: During the academic year, programs are held every Friday at 7:00 PM except on holidays. The planetarium has a limited schedule during the summer months (from May 1 through mid-August).
Contact information: Group reservations and special showings for some of our programs can be arranged by emailing Mark Fairclough at email@example.com or calling the planetarium at (517) 265-5161 x4788. All other requests can be sent to Dr. Sarah Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517)-264-3944. Please note that in the summer the phones are monitored less frequently, thus email communication is preferable.
Below is the schedule for May 2018.
Star Talk: The Spring Skies
As the winter constellations sink below the western horizon just after sunset, spring constellations such as Leo and Virgo are now high in the sky. There are several visible planets this spring. Jupiter rules the evening sky as it shines at it’s brightest for the entire year! It can be seen low in thesoutheast sky in the early evening and travels westward throughout the night. Venus shines brightly in the western evening sky and Mars and Saturn adorn the predawn southern sky. Join us for a live star talk that will explore the spring constellations and visible planets as well as the folklore associated with them.
Friday May 18 at 7:00 PM
Have you ever imagined yourself a cattle rancher in the wild west where the canopy of stars at night seems endless? Learn about the wonders of the night sky in this Fulldome show from the perspective of a cowboy astronomer as he shares facts and lore that he has accumulated from a lifetime on the ranch. The pre-recorded soundtrack for the show is narrated by cowboy humorist Baxter Black.
Friday May 25 at 7:00 PM