The Delta College Planetarium inspires exploration through entertaining Dome360 shows and events. But did you know you could take classes there, as well?
The Planetarium 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.
Dream To Fly
The history of flight is a story of innovation and discovery. The use of planes in both wartime and peacetime is woven into the history of the 20th century. Today, we use amazing jets to fly around the globe. Our ultimate goal, the stars, is now part of humanity's ancient visions of flight.
Perfect Little Planet
Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
This fulldome production features exciting visuals that explore the historical and cultural views of eclipses, what can be seen from within the shadow of a total solar eclipse, how to safely view an eclipse and a first-hand account of one person’s experience during a total solar eclipse.
Black Holes Revisited
You will learn about one of the most mysterious objects in the universe, a black hole. Where do they come from? How do we find them? Is Earth in danger of being pulled into one?
See what shows are playing in October and beyond.
There is always something happening at the Delta College Planetarium. Explore the universe with unique events that combine shows, presentations, demonstrations and interactive learning opportunities for all ages.
Sponsored by the Delta College Planetarium and organized by astronomy professors throughout Michigan, the Great Lakes Star Gaze in Gladwin has some of the darkest skies in lower Michigan. There will be astronomy presentations, rocket launches, swap meet, fishing contest and, of course, telescope observing at night. Don't have a telescope? No problem! There will be many telescopes available to look through, including a 29 inch diameter telescope that will provide the best views you will ever see. Visit their website for more information, prices and to register.
We will have a live presentation in the theater on how to observe features on the Moon. After the presentation, we will go up to our observation deck to observe the Moon. The presentation will go on regardless of weather but observing is weather dependent. Special pricing of $3, cash only, for the presentation. Observing is free.
A special orientation for Bay region science teachers about our dome programs, demonstrations, and how we tie into the state curriculum, Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM. Educators will get to experience activities and have resources to take back to the classroom.
A live presentation that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the second manned lunar landing. Join us in a journey through rare footage, astronaut accounts and fulldome imagery. Special pricing of $3, cash only.
In addition to finding your way around the winter night sky, this episode also looks at tips for buying your first telescope. We will have observing on the deck after the show, weather permitting. Special pricing of $3, cash only.
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!"