July 2 Fundraiser
Tickets are on sale now for our annual fundraiser on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Tickets are $60 per person and include the following:
- Early parking access. Parking will be available from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Enjoy easy access to downtown’s great dining establishments or enjoy the entertainment provided in the band shell at Wenonah Park.
- A private viewing of a new planetarium show from 8:30pm – 9:30pm.
- Seating on the Observation Deck to view fireworks from 9:45pm – 11:00pm with popcorn and soft drinks available.
All guests must be inside the Planetarium by 8:15pm for the 8:30pm show. The doors will lock at 8:30pm and no one will be admitted after that time. We will be unable to take calls or admit late arrivals. Tickets must be purchased in advance via telephone or in person. Call 989-667-2260 to reserve tickets. The Delta College Planetarium is a smoke free/alcohol free facility.
Gateway to the Stars
First Friday of the month at 7:00pm (except for July)
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 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” 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 then 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 digital dome theater, space imagery and the current night sky to give viewers a primer on one of the most popular hobbies. “Gateway to the Stars” plays on the first Friday of each month at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the show are specially priced at only $3.
After the show, visitors are invited to join us in the planetarium’s exhibit lobby for a look at how to use different kinds of telescopes.