Friday, 08. March 2019, 0209 Old Main – Wayne State University, March 8 2019 Planetarium Shows

Join us for our free weekly planetarium shows at 7pm or 8:30pm each Friday! Tickets for both showtimes are available through this event listing. 40 of our 60 seats are reservable for every show.  Reserve seats at noon on the Sunday prior to a show. Reserved seats get claimed quickly, but we always have 20 walk in seats available too. 

Join us for our free public planetarium show!
Our Friday night shows are geared towards a general audience and last about 75 minutes. We'll give you a live star talk highlighting what you can see in the sky right now, along with some of our favorite facts and visulatizations of objects in space, followed by a showing of the film Dawn of the Space Age, our full dome film selection for 2019.  Planetariums have a dome ceiling where we recreate the night sky using our digital projector, so we can be cloudless and cozy while we learn about the stars. The WSU Planetarium seats 60 people.

Show Dates and Times
Shows are held at 7pm and 8:30pm nearly every Friday. Shows begin promptly at their scheduled start time, and reserved ticket holders should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to show time, or their seats will be released to walk-in attendees.

Ticket Availability
40 seats are available for reservation here at noon on the Sunday prior to a show. The remaining 20 seats will be available first-come first-serve at the door for walk-ins. If you reserve a seat please arrive with your ticket no later than 10 minutes before the show starts. We will release remaining open seats to the general public after this time. For walk-in tickets we recommend arriving 20-30 minutes before the show in order to ensure you get seats.

Parking Information
The nearest WSU parking garages with visitor parking are garages 6 and 8. See  maps and fees.
On street parking is also available; the city charges $1.00 per hour and takes cash, credit cards, or you can use their mobile app ParkDetroit on your phone for payment.  Other private lots are also available in the area.

Finding the Planetarium on Wayne State University's Campus
The planetarium is located on the lower lever of the Old Main building - the building with the clock tower on the corner of Cass and Warren Avenues in Detroit. If you enter through the main entrance on Cass Avenue, take the stairs down and walk straight ahead - you'll see the Planetarium murals and our double doors - room 0209.

For Families
On the second Saturday morning each month the planetarium offers a free show geared towards families with children 10 and under, our Young Astronomers Show. While children are welcome at Friday night shows, they may prefer the Young Astronomer's Show content. These shows last just about an hour, have content and a movie geared towards children, and may be best for young children who have trouble sitting quietly through a longer, more complex presentation. 

Interested in bringing a large group to the planetarium?
The planetarium can be reserved for private showings for school groups, scout troops, birthday parties or by other organizations for a fee. Please fill out our group reservation form for more information so we can help you design a show to meet your needs.

Bad Weather & Fiascos
On occasion we have had to close the planetarium due to dangerous driving conditions or unexpected events like a gas leak in a neaby location.  When this happens we will e-mail all registered attendees, so please be sure our eventbrite e-mails are not hiding in your SPAM folder.  We also try to post alerts about closings on our Facebook Page and in our Facebook events, and on our website as soon as we can, but these often take a bit more time.  If an event is cancelled on our end, we will offer you an alternate Friday to attend instead.  

For additional information on location or event details please see the planetarium website.

March 8 2019 Planetarium Shows

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