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.
Black Holes Revisited
This classic favorite has been completely re-visualized and updated for 2017, and follows what we have learned about one of the most mysterious objects in the universe, a black hole. Where do they come from? How do we find them? Is the Earth in danger of being pulled into one?
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.
Mysteries of the Great Lakes
The film highlights the stories of three key species from water, air and land. We will also touch on the human interface with the Lakes including the role of shipping to commerce and the use of the Great Lakes’ water by millions of people.
Pink Floyd's 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. Weather permitting, we will check out the night sky on our observation deck! Special pricing of $3 a person.
Looking for something to do with the kids during spring break? We will have Dome360 shows geared toward families on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday!
Join us for telescope demonstations, children’s activities, star talks and
astronomy presentations to celebrate SWAN. If weather permits, we will also head up to our observation deck to observe with telescopes and binoculars. This event is free to the public.
This one hour presentation will focus on the spring sky. In our theater, we will give you a tour of the constellations that are visible as well as the planets, nebulae and star clusters along the way. Special pricing of only $3.
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!"