The Delta College Planetarium inspires exploration through entertaining Dome360 shows and events. But did you know you could take classes there, as well?
The Planetarium 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.
Public Show Cancellations
We regret to inform you that we have canceled our public planetarium shows on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29. If you have already purchased tickets for either show, we will be refunding the cost of your ticket(s) and you will also receive a confirmation email from a member of our staff. If you do not receive a refund and a confirmation letter, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 989-667-2260. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Scientists aren't waiting for asteroids and comets to come to us to learn more about them. Get an up-close look at spacecraft sent to rocky asteroids and icy comets. You’ll follow the trek of the Chelyabinsk meteor as it entered Earth's atmosphere in 2013 and visualize major shifts in the history of the Solar System billions of years in the making.
A hamster named Elon is a scientist who lives in a junkyard. One day, he hears a loud crash and finds a damaged robot in a crater. After fixing the robot, Elon learns that it came from a spaceship. Will Elon be able to return the robot back to its ship before it leaves?
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
Get ready for the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse! This fulldome production features exciting visuals that explore the historical and cultural views of eclipses, what can be seen from within the shadow of a total solar eclipse, how to safely view an eclipse and a first-hand account of one person’s experience during a total solar eclipse.
"Dark Universe" brings audiences to the cutting edge of cosmic exploration to reveal the breakthroughs that have led astronomers to confront two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy.
Join us on the planetarium’s rooftop observation deck (weather permitting) to watch a partial eclipse of the Sun. Planetarium staff and astronomy club volunteers will be on hand with specially filtered telescopes to provide a safe view of the eclipse. Maximum eclipse occurs at 1:02pm with 34% of the Sun’s disk covered by the Moon. Certified safe eclipse viewers will be available for sale in the planetarium gift shop. This is a free event.
This annual event features viewing the Moon from the planetarium’s rooftop observation deck with telescopes and binoculars. The event begins with a live presentation in the Dome360 Theater about the Moon, guiding visitors through the lunar surface features and highlighting current space missions. The show occurs regardless of weather, but observing is weather dependent. This is a free event.
Dr. Gregory Wirth, Michigan native now scientist and engineer who worked on the new James Webb Space Telescope, offers a stunning visual presentation about how NASA’s latest hi-tech marvel is revolutionizing modern astronomy. From unveiling the secrets of nearby planets to unlocking the mysteries of the most distant galaxies, the James Webb Space Telescope has become an unparalleled “discovery machine” for astronomers. Greg will also give us a preview of the next great space observatory, the Roman Space Telescope, due to be launched in 2027, which will image exoplanets and look for evidence of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Tickets $10/person.
View the two largest planets in our solar system from our rooftop observation deck. We will start out with a planetarium show in the Dome360 Theater to introduce visitors to Jupiter before observing. The show occurs regardless of weather, but observing is weather dependent. This is a free event.
"A great venue in the middle of the city. The 360 screen puts you right in the show!"