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Saturdays at 2pm:

Cell - Cell - Cell

(Grades 4 - adult and families / ages 9 - adult and families)

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Join Raj and Sooki on a totally ex-CELL-ent immersive journey. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems courtesy of the Cell-o-tron.

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Saturdays at 3:30pm:

From Earth to the Universe

(Grades 4 - adult and families / ages 9 - adult and families)

Directed by the young Greek filmmaker Theofanis N. Matsopoulos, and featuring a sweeping soundtrack from Norwegian composer Johan B. Monell, viewers can revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe then leaves our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

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Saturdays at 7pm, (through April 30):

Led Zeppelin

(Grades 7 - adult and families / ages 12 - adult and families)

One of the most popular light shows ever presented in planetariums worldwide features the music of classic rock supergroup Led Zeppelin, and the Delta College Planetarium brings the show to Mid-Michigan for the first time.
Specially re-mastered for the dome theater, the music of Led Zeppelin is piped through the planetarium's 12,000-watt surround sound system and then visually interpreted using high resolution immersive animations. These exciting updated visuals transport audiences with the feeling of motion and transcendence. Surreal original environments match uniquely with the big hit classics from Zeppelin like “Black Dog,” “Rock and Roll,” “Immigrant Song” and “Stairway to Heaven.”
Led Zeppelin will play Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. through April 30, 2016. Because of the intense nature of the show, Led Zeppelin is not recommended for children under 12. Tickets go on sale at the planetarium one hour before show time. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes before the show starts. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children, seniors and military. 

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Tuesdays at 7pm:

Stars


(Grades 3 - adult and families / ages 8 - adult and families)

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power ofStars.

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Thursdays at 7:00pm:

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

(All Grades & Ages)

All across the Great Lakes basin, there is a renewed interest in the health of the Lakes, and an increased awareness of the importance of this fresh water resource to the social and economic vitality of North America. Dubbed 'inland seas' by early European explorers, the Great Lakes have some of the most spectacular wilderness scenery on earth, and a fifth of all the planet's fresh water. Today, 25% of all Canadians, and 10% of Americans live on the Great Lakes. In addition, one in every three Canadians and one in every seven Americans rely on the Great Lakes for their fresh water. It takes a drop of water nearly 400 years to travel from the headwaters of Lake Superior to the edge of Lake Ontario. Along the way, the water passes by towering cliffs dotted with early Native American pictographs, caribou and moose grazing on the shores, over giant prehistoric sturgeon lurking among thousands of shipwrecks and past nearly 40 million people who live along the more than 10,000 miles of coastline. It is a dramatic journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Now, you can witness the Mysteries of the Great Lakes on the only screen large enough to reveal them!

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Sky Treasures

Find out what's special in the sky right now!

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Gateway to the Stars

Our monthly series explores the art of stargazing with binoculars and telescopes.

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