Special Events:

Gateway to the Stars

First Fridays at 7:00pm

A new series about telescopes and observing...

Ever wondered how to observe deep space objects with a telescope? Or what you can see in binoculars? Join the Delta College Planetarium & Learning Center for a unique tour of the sky through the eyes of a practiced amateur astronomer. “Gateway to the Stars” is a new lecture series hosted by Delta College Planetarium Manager and veteran stargazer, Mike Murray, that will help audiences better understand and enjoy the night sky and discover many of its hidden wonders.

“Gateway to the Stars” highlights some of the most prominent objects in the night sky each month, using them as examples to teach observing techniques that will help maximize the stargazing experience.

Audiences will learn to navigate using basic tips and techniques involved in stargazing. Mike will use the planetarium to demonstrate how to get around the night sky by becoming familiarized with the stars and constellations, planets and other galactic objects visible to the naked eye. Viewers will also learn to explore deep sky wonders like double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies to gain insight and perspective on the different components of our universe.

This innovative and interactive experience combines the most recent technology, space imagery and current night sky information to give viewers a truly inspiring experience. “Gateway to the Stars” shows on the first Friday of each month at 7:00 pm.

After the show (and weather permitting), visitors are invited to join us on the planetarium’s rooftop observation deck for a night sky viewing session with binoculars and telescopes. Guests are welcome to bring their own and receive hands-on guidance from planetarium staff and members of the Sunset Astronomical Society.  Tickets for the show are specially priced at only $3.


Saturday, December 12, 12:30 - 3:00pm:


Explore "Winter Wonders" in science, art, and music.  A special fun workshop for kids ages 7 - 10.    Includes snack, crafts, and 2pm show; "Let it Snow."  The cost is $15 per child.  Seating is limited.   Advance reservations required.  Call 989-667-2260 for info or to make your reservations.

Explore the legends of love told by ancient cultures about constellations and other sky objects. - See more at: http://www.moreheadplanetarium.org/things-to-do/special-activities/carolina-skies-valentine-edition#sthash.6sAXkaVy.dpuf
Explore the legends of love told by ancient cultures about constellations and other sky objects. - See more at: http://www.moreheadplanetarium.org/things-to-do/special-activities/carolina-skies-valentine-edition#sthash.6sAXkaVy.d

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