Special Easter Planetarium Shows of “The Sistine Chapel” coming to WSC


Wayne State College’s Fred G. Dale Planetarium is presenting special Easter showings of “The Sistine Chapel” Friday-Sunday, March 29-31. All shows are free and open to the public, but free-will donations are accepted.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, and 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31.

Audience members will be able to gaze upon the same artwork found in the Sistine Chapel. After a short history of the chapel, the audience will receive a detailed explanation of all of Michaelangelo’s works, including “The Creation of Adam,” “The Book of Genesis,” the stories of Noah and Moses and “The Last Judgment.”

Every weekend features a new planetarium show about a universe-sized number of topics, including the Solar System, multicultural astronomy and the search for life in the universe; guests can also enjoy the lights and music of the many laser shows presented throughout the season, including Laser Classic Rock, Laser Country, Laser Beatles and Laser Pink Floyd.

The planetarium is located on the lowest level of Wayne State’s Carhart Science Building. Guests should use the southwest doors to enter. Once inside, go to the stairs at the south end of the building and go down to the lowest level. Guests may also take the elevator. Carhart Science and the planetarium are handicap accessible.

Doors open 20 minutes prior to the start of a show and shows generally include a tour of the current night sky, a view of the constellations, and a full dome video.

All shows last about 45 minutes. Those wanting to book a private planetarium show should visit www.wsc.edu/planetarium and click “Contact the Planetarium” to complete the online reservation form. For more information and to view the complete schedule of planetarium and laser shows, visit www.wsc.edu/planetarium, or contact Dr. Todd Young, director of the Fred G. Dale Planetarium, at 402-375-7471 or toyoung1@wsc.edu.