Delta College Planetarium 20th Anniversary Open House

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Exterior of the PlanetariumOn Saturday, May 13 Delta College will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Planetarium & Learning Center in downtown Bay City with a free public open house. From 11am-4pm visitors of all ages can enjoy Dome360 mini-shows, hands on activities, solar observing, presentations by “Dr. Slime,” and meet with representatives from Delta College to learn about classes that can be taken at the Planetarium.

Nearly 450,000 people have attended programs at the planetarium since opening in 1997, from star shows to school programs, special events to telescope star parties. A new temporary exhibition featuring the astrophotography of Axel Mellinger will be on display in the planetarium lobby, along with several other new displays. Visitors can also get a look at the College’s new 38 foot mobile science laboratory, the STEM Explorer, in the planetarium’s parking lot. The day will culminate in a premiere of the new Feature Show “ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed” at 3:30pm to anticipate the historic total solar eclipse coming to the U.S. this August. 

Delta College Planetarium & Learning Center

100 Center Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708

Phone: 989-667-2260
Website: Click to Visit


Delta College Planetarium

Phone: 989-667-2260
Website: Click to Visit



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