Carr-Fles Planetarium

West Michigan’s only free, public planetarium

 

Planetarium Seating Color Roof

The planetarium projects images of the stars, planets, and constellations on a domed ceiling for astronomy and cosmology classes taught by Jon Truax. Additionally, the planetarium also hosts an average of 5,000 visitors a year.

We have 44 theater-style seats + an additional 5 spaces for those who use wheelchairs. For more information on visiting the planetarium, contact the Math & Physical Sciences Department secretary, Tamera Owens, tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

Free Public Walk-In Show: “Birth of Planet Earth”   New Program!  Explores the question of how Earth became a living planet in our solar system.

  • Runs Jan 9 – Mar 21 (except: closed for spring break March 5 & 7) on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00pm. Doors open for seating by 6:45.
  • Walk-in only. No reservations needed. Suitable for ages 8 and up.
  • Preview – https://vimeo.com/277190989
  • Program is 24 minutes and will be followed by a brief presentation of the current night sky projected on the planetarium dome.
  • Before the show, you may also want to visit our free science museum, across the hall from the planetarium. https://www.muskegoncc.edu/mathphysical-sciences/bartley-science-museum/

 


For large groups – Free private shows by reservation

Do you have a group of 15 or more who would like to go to the planetarium? We annually host many school field trips, church groups, clubs, social service agencies, scout troops, and birthday parties.

We have 44 theater-style seats + an additional 5 spaces for those who use wheelchairs. For more information on visiting the planetarium, contact the Math & Physical Sciences Department secretary, Tamera Owens, planetarium@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.