Wayne State Fall Planetarium Schedule Now Available

WAYNE – With the Wayne State College fall semester in full swing, shows at the Fred G. Dale Planetarium took place this past weekend.

According to a release, shows continue every weekend featuring entertaining and informative full-dome shows like Astronaut, Oasis in Space and From Earth to the Universe.  Friday planetarium shows will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a laser show at 8 p.m. and then again at 1 and 2 p.m. on Saturday for a planetarium and laser show.

Wayne State College planetarium shows also include a discussion of the current night sky and hot astronomy topics like the Webb Space Telescope and the Artemis Project. The planetarium features many laser shows, including the lights and music of Classic Rock, Laser Country, Laser Beatles and Pink Floyd.

This past weekend highlighted the planetarium show ‘STARS’ and ‘Astronaut’ as well as laser shows of ‘Laser Fun’ and Laser Beatles’.

This upcoming weekend of Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 will offer two more shows each day. Friday’s planetarium show at 7 p.m. will be ‘Cosmic Colors’ and then ‘Oasis in Space’ on Saturday at 1 p.m. followed by ‘Laser Classic Rock’ at 8 p.m. on Friday and ‘Laser Pink Floyd’ at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Other weekend’s in September include a Kids Weekend on Friday and Saturday, September 23 – 24 and closing out the month on Friday, September 30.

Fall planetarium and laser shows will last through Saturday, November 19.

Visit www.wsc.edu/planetarium 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.

For information, reach out to Dr. Todd Young, professor of physics by emailing toyoung1@wsc.edu or calling 402-375-7471.

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