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.
Stars of the Pharaohs
Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar and align huge buildings. You’ll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world.
Molecularium brings kids on a musical cartoon adventure into a nanoscale Universe created from accurate molecular simulation. Here they learn about the three states of matter as they travel into a cloud, watch a snowflake form, and count the number of water molecules in a rain drop.
Scientists aren't waiting for asteroids and comets to come to us to learn more about them. Get an up-close look at spacecraft sent to rocky asteroids and icy comets. You’ll follow the trek of the Chelyabinsk meteor as it entered Earth's atmosphere in 2013 and visualize major shifts in the history of the Solar System billions of years in the making.
Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness features amazing scenes of places never before seen gathered by recent space missions that culminated with groundbreaking discoveries. It features a spectacular flight though the great cliffs on Comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright "lights" on Ceres and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon.
See what shows are playing in February and beyond.
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.
Weather permitting, come join us on our observation deck to watch a total lunar eclipse. You don't want to miss watching the Moon turn into the Blood Moon! This is a free event.
Influenced by activity on the Sun, we’ll examine how the Sun and Earth interact to create the Northern Lights. Tickets are $3 a person.
A live and interactive show that demonstrates how to explore the sky using binoculars and telescopes. We will focus on observing the many galaxies visible in the Spring sky. Tickets are $3 a person.
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!"