WSC Planetarium To Highlight Family Day Shows

WAYNE – Fall planetarium and laser shows continue this weekend at the Fred G. Dale Planetarium with a special Family Day series on Saturday.

According to a release from Wayne State College, shows continue every weekend featuring entertaining and informative full-dome shows like Astronaut, Oasis in Space and From Earth to the Universe.

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.

Friday’s planetarium show at 7 p.m. will be ‘One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure’ followed by ‘Laser Kids!’ for the laser show at 8 p.m.

Moving into Family Day on Saturday, a handful of planetarium shows will take over the day. They include ‘STARS’ at 11 a.m., ‘Astronaut’ at noon, ‘Oasis in Space’ at 1 p.m., ‘Earth, Moon & Sun’ at 2 p.m. and ‘From Earth to the Universe’ at 3 p.m.

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

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.

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