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.
On July 1, join us at the Delta College Planetarium to watch the Bay City fireworks from our rooftop observation deck! Our parking lot will open at 5pm to allow you to visit downtown Bay City’s great dining establishments before we open our doors at 7pm. While here, you will be treated to James Hood’s “Beautifica” fulldome music experience and have the first look at our new art exhibit, “The Beauty of Space.” Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Proceeds will go toward supporting the educational mission of the Delta College Planetarium.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 1 at 12pm and are $65/person.
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. You will be astounded by what our solar system has to offer.
Black Holes Revisited
You will learn about one of the most mysterious objects in the universe, a black hole. Where do they come from? How do we find them? Is Earth in danger of being pulled into one? “Black Holes Revisited” takes you on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe.
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?
"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.
July 20th marks the anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing that took place in 1969. Join us for a special showing of CAPCOM GO!: The Apollo Story followed by a short program by Planetarium Manager Mike Murray with rare footage, astronaut accounts, and fulldome imagery. Special pricing of $5/person.
Delta College Professor of Astronomy Kevin Dehne gives a special presentation about the upcoming annular eclipse of the Sun that will be visible in select parts of the United States in October, as well as the Great American Total Eclipse coming up in April 2024. Audiences can learn about what causes solar eclipses and where the best locations will be for viewing. Special pricing of $5/person.
"A great venue in the middle of the city. The 360 screen puts you right in the show!"