Special Events

Delta College Planetarium astronomers will say “Hi” to NASA's Juno spacecraft on Wednesday, October 9, at 2:00pm.  The public is invited to attend the event.

NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly past Earth on October 9 to receive a gravity assist from our planet, putting it on course for Jupiter. 

The Juno mission team has invited amateur radio operators around the world to say "HI" to Juno in a coordinated Morse Code message. Juno's radio & plasma wave experiment, called Waves, should be able to detect the message. 

Delta College Planetarium astronomers will be transmitting their signal on a frequency of 28.270 MHz.

The Juno spacecraft will be within a distance of 50,000 kilometers from 2:00pm to 4:40pm EDT, and the Juno science instrument team has determined that Juno has the best chance of detecting the "HI" signal at this range. 

If the activity is successful, the Juno Waves instrument data containing the message will be shared by the Juno team and the Delta College Planetarium after the flyby.

Juno was launched in August, 2011 and will arrive at Jupiter in July, 2016.  Juno's principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter


Santa will arrive at the Planetarium to meet with children on Friday, Nov. 28 from 7pm - 9pm so they can share their Christmas Wish List in the Planetarium's Space Explorer's Hall. The Planetarium theater will have continuous previews showing during that same time period.  This is a FREE event.  Happy Holidays!

Winter Wonders - Dec. 13

Saturday, December 13, from 11am to 3pm, for children ages 7 through 11.
Our workshop theme for 2014 is "Exploring Frozen Worlds." We will investigate ice and snow on Earth and elsewhere in the Solar System and beyond.  Please call (989) 667-2260 for information and reservations.

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