Wayne State College

Free Planetarium Shows Sept. 22-23 at WSC

Published Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Fred G. Dale Planetarium

The public is invited to Wayne State’s free planetarium and laser shows.

Wayne State College continues its planetarium shows for the fall semester on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23, in the Fred G. Dale Planetarium. Shows are free and open to the public.

The planetarium show “Eclipses and Phases of the Moon” is at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, followed by the laser show “Laser 60s” at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 23, the planetarium show “Eclipse Across America” will be at 1 p.m., followed by the laser show “Laser Pink Floyd” at 2 p.m.

The planetarium is located on the lowest level of Wayne State’s Carhart Science Building. Guests should use the southwest doors to enter. Once inside, go to the stairs at the south end of the building and go down to the lowest level. You may also take the elevator. Carhart Science and the planetarium are handicap accessible.

Doors open 20 minutes prior to the start of a show and shows generally include a tour of the current night sky, a view of the constellations, and a full dome video.

All shows last about 45 minutes. Those wanting to book a private planetarium show should visit contact the planetarium and complete the online reservation form. For more information, visit www.wsc.edu/planetarium, or contact Dr. Todd Young, director of the Fred G. Dale Planetarium, at 402-375-7471 or [email protected].

Solar Eclipse Talks

With two solar eclipses occurring in October 2023 and April 2024, Dr. Todd Young is offering a presentation to educate various groups and organizations on the science of solar eclipses. If you are interested in having Young present this talk to your group, please contact him directly at 402-375-7471 or [email protected].