Okay, maybe that wasn’t such a spectacular opening but, when you think about it, the sky is a very fascinating thing – particularly the night sky. Getting a good view of the night sky can be a real challenge these days, what with all the “light pollution” dimming the glow of the stars.
Even when you get out into the true dark nights of the country, away from all those lights, it’s still quite hard to see much more than specks of light with the naked eye – and that’s where Abrams Planetarium comes in.
Just half an hour away in Lansing, on the Michigan State University campus, Abrams Planetarium offers a unique opportunity for those who would look up.
Serving as the resource center for space science, physics, and astronomy education at MSU, Abrams Planetarium offers a variety of shows and programs to the public – no matter your age or education.
The domed, brick facility holds an exhibit hall, blacklight gallery, and, under the massive dome, a sky theater. The sky theater uses a state-of-the-art, Digistar projector to reproduce constellations and other astronomical bodies as you’ve never seen them before. The shows are fascinating, educational and out of this world! (sorry, I couldn’t help myself)
For those who would prefer to get a look at the *real* stars, there are telescopes in front of the planetarium that offer some incredible, magnified views of select astronomical objects – in the evening and sky conditions permitting, of course.
So, make a day of it – explore the MSU campus, enjoy the shows at Abrams Planetarium, then come back to the English Inn, Restaurant and Pub for a great dinner and that nice, warm bed. We’ll keep the lights on for you!
The Abrams Planetarium on the Michigan State University Campus
For directions, times, and program details, please visit: www.pa.msu.edu/abrams