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.
Chasing the Ghost Particle
We tell the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope to find the elusive neutrino.
The Secrets of Gravity
The young magician’s apprentice Luke is far more interested in the universe and its secrets than boring magic spells. So, one night he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum, where he meets ALBYX3, a small, quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein. ALBY takes Luke on a magical journey of discovery through time and space, during which they uncover the secrets of gravity.
Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars.
The Dark Side of the Moon
The Dark Side of the Moon is the most successful album of the band Pink Floyd. Even on its own, it’s a terrific listening experience but the visual impressions make it a memorable event that pushes the boundaries of a new entertainment dimension.
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.
A live and interactive show that demonstrates how to explore the sky using binoculars
telescopes. Planetarium Manager Mike Murray teaches you observing techniques to maximize the stargazing experience. Special pricing of $3 a person.
Planetarium Manager and Astronomer, Mike Murray, will unwrap the mystery of the Northern Lights. Learn what the aurora is and hear some of the mythology different cultures had for it. Special pricing of $3 a person.
Looking for something to do with the kids during spring break? We will be showing three Dome360 shows geared toward families.
To celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night, we will be at the Bay City State Park giving talks and observing with telescopes and binoculars if weather permits. This is a free event.
Join us to celebrate National Astronomy day where we will have children's activities, telescope workshops and night sky observing, weather permitting. This is a free event.
This one hour presentation will focus on the spring 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.
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!"