Wayne State Planetarium, Laser Shows Scheduled For Three Weekends In December

WAYNE – As the holiday season is in full swing, planetarium and laser shows will also transition into their holiday schedule.

According to a release from Wayne State College, the Fred G. Dale Planetarium is located in the lowest level of the Carhart Science building on the Wayne State College campus.

This weekend will feature the “Season of Light” series beginning on Friday, December 3 at 7 p.m. This theme will trace the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season.

Following the 7 p.m. Holiday Planetarium Show, an 8 p.m. laser show titled, “Laser Holidays!” will close out the evening.

Future public shows on Fridays and Saturdays will include the “The Sistine Chapel” (a historical and deeply moving show that provides explanations of all of Michelangelo’s works in one the most amazing places on Earth), “The Christmas Star” (an astronomical explanation for what the wise men saw in the sky at the birth of Jesus) and more laser shows.

Each Friday (Dec. 3, 10 and 17) the Planetarium show will be at 7 p.m. followed by a Laser show at 8 p.m. Each Saturday (Dec. 4, 11 and 18) the Planetarium shows will be at 1/3 p.m. and Laser shows at 2/4 p.m.

Doors open 20 minutes prior to the start of a show as planetarium shows generally include a tour of the current night sky, a view of the constellations and a fulldome video. All shows last about 45 minutes. If you wish to book a private planetarium show, visit the main planetarium page for more information and to contact the planetarium for a reservation.

Visit www.wsc.edu/planetarium for the detailed holiday show schedule. These holiday shows are free to the public as free-will donations are appreciated.