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.
Stars of the Pharaohs
Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar and align huge buildings. You’ll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world.
Let It Snow
Let It Snow celebrates the holiday season with your favorite music and spectacular visuals on our giant dome screen. Along with a tour of holiday skies, you'll have a fun and entertaining experience. This is a great show for people of all ages.
Life Under the Arctic Sky
This Dome360 film features the Sami people of northern Scandinavia as they follow the reindeer migrations, much like their ancestors. A total of 10 filming expeditions and 105 days were made to the Arctic to capture the northern lights, the Sami and their reindeer, dog sledding and the beautiful Arctic scenery.
Season of Light
Refreshed with new visuals and narration, Season of Light tells the story of how our holiday traditions are connected to the cycles of the sky. People all over the world have held festivals, lit candles and tried to bring light to the darkness of the winter sky. The show explains the seasons, the winter constellations and speculates about the Star of Bethlehem.
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 December's presentation will focus on the different types of telescopes and what to look for when purchasing one. Special pricing of $3 a person.
Discover the beauty of the winter sky. We will explore the constellations visible throughout the night as well as our favorite nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. This presentation is designed for people of all ages. Special pricing of $3 a person.
Craig Whitford from Michigan State University will give a presentation about Michigan meteorites. The program will focus on meteorite finds from across the state and discuss the characteristics to look for in determining if a particular rock is a meteorite or not. There is no charge for this presentation.
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!"