Planetarium Holiday Season Offered For Three Weekends In December

WAYNE – With the Fred G. Dale Planetarium taking the Thanksgiving holiday weekend off, a special 2022 holiday season will take place in early December.

According to a release from Wayne State College, the holiday season will begin on Friday, December 2.

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium will offer ‘Season of Light’ at 7 p.m. next Friday followed by a holiday-themed laser show at 8 p.m. ‘Season of Light’ traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season.

Other planetarium shows scheduled for next Saturday will include ‘The Sistine Chapel’, a historical and deeply moving show that provides explanations of all of Michelangelo’s works in one of the most amazing places on Earth and ‘The Christmas Star’, an astronomical explanation for what the wise men saw in the sky at the birth of Jesus. Holiday-themed laser shows will follow each planetarium show.

Visit to see the full schedule of planetarium and laser shows, and to learn how to book your own private show. Doors open 20 minutes prior to the start of a show.

All shows last about 45 minutes. The planetarium is located on the lowest level of the Carhart Science Building. Suggested donation for shows is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The 2022 Holiday Planetarium and Laser Show season will last through Saturday, December 17.

For information, reach out to Dr. Todd Young, planetarium director at or call 402-375-7471.