The Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center inspires exploration through entertaining Dome360 shows and events. But did you know you could take classes there, as well?
The Planetarium and Learning Center is located in the heart of downtown Bay City, at the beginning of historic Center Avenue. It is within walking distance to Wenonah Park, numerous restaurants, coffee houses, shops and the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library.
The center has six classrooms and a computer lab where Delta offers many general education classes at times that fit your schedule. Nursing, wellness and, of course, astronomy classes are also available.
Getting there is simple, too. Bay Metro buses stop just a block from the center, making it easy to get to class.
The Enchanted Reef
Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants live in peace until the volcano erupts, and the spell is broken. Now it’s up to Jake, the young saw fish, and his paranoid pal, Shorty, to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Spectacular underwater scenery, playful characters and the totally immersive environment of the Dome360 theater makes this show a must see.
To Worlds Beyond
Explore our solar system like never before. From the fiery surface of the Sun to the icy realm of comets, travel to worlds with enormous volcanoes, vast canyons, dazzling rings and storms that would swallow Earth.
There is always something happening at the Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center. Explore the universe with unique events that combine shows, presentations, demonstrations and interactive learning opportunities for all ages.
The planet Jupiter is currently making its closest approach to Earth and we are giving the public a chance to see it through telescopes. Planetarium Manager Mike Murray will host a presentation to illustrate the current evening sky with the primary theme of Jupiter and how to observe it with binoculars and telescopes. If weather permits, there will be observing with telescopes and binoculars after the presentation. This is a free event.
Saturn is making its closest approach to Earth and we would like to give the public a chance to see it through telescopes. Planetarium Manager Mike Murray will host a presentation about the current night sky, focusing on Saturn and how to observe it with binoculars and telescopes. If weather permits, there will be observing with telescopes and binoculars after the presentation. This is a free event.
This one hour presentation will focus on the summer sky. We will give you a tour of
constellations that are visible as well as the planets, nebulae and star clusters along the way. Special pricing of only $3 a person.
Mars comes the closest its been to Earth since 2003 this summer. This makes it the prime time to observe the red planet through telescopes. We will start with a presentation in the theater and move up to our observation deck to observe, weather permitting. This is a free event.
Delta’s planetarium contains one of the world’s most advanced digital theater systems.
In 1993, Delta College secured a grant from NASA totaling $8.75 million to fund the design and construction of the Planetarium.
The exterior “cone” shape of the Planetarium theater represents a rocket exhaust nozzle.
"A great venue in the middle of the city. The 360 screen puts you right in the show!"