Public Shows.

Public Shows return June 26 following COVID restrictions. Shows limited to a maximum of 20 audience members and tickets must be purchased in advance. Audience members must follow MSU COVID safety rules while attending. MSU safety rules state that fully vaccinated individuals (at least two weeks since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine) can enter indoor spaces on campus or property governed by MSU without a face mask, except when you are in a health care setting where patients may be present. All others should still wear masks. Six feet spacing must be observed between groups from different households. Public planetarium shows, featuring the Digistar 6 projector, are scheduled for Saturdays at 7:00 P.M. and Sundays at 3:00 P.M.

Admission prices for all shows are:

  • Adults, $5.50
  • Students and senior citizens, $5.00
  • Children (age 12 and under), $4.50

A current sky talk, using the Digistar projector, will follow all shows. Outdoor observing is held after evening shows as sky conditions permit. Telescopes in front of Abrams Planetarium offer views of selected astronomical objects.


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Private Shows are available for $100 ($80 for Members). Private shows are limited to 20 people. You can choose any show in our library. All shows last about an hour and include a live star talk about what is up in the night sky. To book please call us at (517) 355-4676 or email abrams@msu.edu with 3 choices of date and time, the show you would like to book, the number of households coming and the number of people per household so we can set up seating appropriately.


Public Shows Offered Observing MSU COVID Restrictions:

Family Show.

Sundays 3:00 p.m.

We Are Stars

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. Narrated by Andy Serkis.

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Feature Show.

Saturdays 7:00 p.m.

Big Astronomy

It takes many people with diverse backgrounds, talents, and skills to run a world-class observatory. Meet a few of these people as they share the wonder of the sky--and the excitement of discovery. Explore the world-class observatories nestled in northern Chile’s mountains and learn why Chile, is an ideal environment for studying the cosmos.

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Before you visit the Abrams Planetarium, take a virtual tour of our building: