Discover the universe in all its wonder in our Dassault Systèmes Planetarium, featuring a Digistar® II projection system with 13,000-watt Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Our shows put you inside the virtual universe as you fly past more than 9,000 stars, plus planets, galaxies and more on a 50-foot-wide, three-story-high-dome.
Groups choose planetarium shows weekdays during the school year. Selections are based on a first-come, first served reservation. See our seven available shows on page 7 in our Group Guide then call us to book your visit!
The Adventures of Professor Photon
Join us as Professor Photon leads us step by step from the world of visible light into the invisible realms of gamma-ray, x-ray, ultraviolet, infrared, microwave, radar, and radio energy, and their importance in exploring the universe. On this journey, you’ll discover pulsars and neutron stars, supernovas, active galaxies, black holes, and quasars.
SAT: 3:00 pm
SUN: 3:00 pm
MON-FRI: 2:00 pm
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Solar System
Join us in the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium for an interactive exploration of our neighborhood space – the Solar System. Discover how vast the space is between the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids and comets and how small these bodies are in comparison. Learn the latest discoveries about our Solar System by robotic spacecrafts such as the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Mercury MESSENGER, the Curiosity Rover on Mars, Cassini at Saturn and New Horizon currently on its way to Pluto. (Live show)
SAT: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm
SUN: 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm
MON-FRI: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky
What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky features the constellations, stars and planets in the current sky along with information on the impact of light pollution on our view of the night sky and our place in the Milky Way Galaxy. (Live show)
SAT: 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm
SUN: 4:00 pm
MON-FRI: 11:00 am, 3:00 pm
SkyWeek | Sky and Telescope TV
Star Gazers – weekly tv series on naked-eye astronomy
This Week’s Sky at a Glance | Sky and Telescope
Evening Sky Map
May 2014 Sky Calendar & Sky Map | MSU Abrams Planetarium
2014 Calendar – Astronomy Picture of the Day
2014 Calendar – Astronomy Picture of the Day [Large Numbers]