January 4, 2019
On Saturday, January 12 at 3:30pm the Delta College Planetarium will premiere the award-winning production “Incoming!”, a new feature show about asteroids, comets and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins.
Narrated by George Takei, the program explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made by sending spacecraft to visit tiny worlds.
Throughout the show, cutting-edge visualizations allow viewers to tag along with robot explorers, zooming by rocky asteroids and icy comets – and even the dwarf planet Pluto. While astronauts have only traveled as far as our nearest neighbor in space, the Moon, unmanned spacecrafts continue to venture to mysterious worlds beyond to make landmark observations and make valuable discoveries about this final frontier.
“Incoming!” also gives audiences a closer look at the scientific advances that may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach Earth. The show concludes with glowing nighttime views of Chile’s Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which, once completed, will survey the entire sky every few days, observing and detecting asteroids and Near-Earth Objects with incredible sensitivity.
During every show at the Delta College Planetarium, a presenter will deliver a live update, featuring the latest images and discoveries from current NASA missions, including New Horizons and OSIRIS-Rex.
“Incoming!” plays at 3:30pm on Saturdays from January 12 through April 27 in the Planetarium’s Dome360 Theatre. Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors, students, military and children 3-18. Tickets go on sale at the planetarium one hour before show time. For more information go to the planetarium’s website at www.delta.edu/planet or call 989-667-2260.
The Delta College Planetarium is located in downtown Bay City at 100 Center Avenue.