Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48826
The Talbert and Leota Abrams Planetarium, located on the beautiful Michigan State University campus, serves as an astronomy and space science education resource center for central Michigan. The planetarium is an outreach unit of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and as such, we support astronomy teaching on campus as well as offer a variety of planetarium shows to the public--preschool through senior citizens.
We believe real-sky observing is at the heart of astronomy education and promote skywatching with publications, press releases, and public observing sessions. Our monthly Sky Calendar, a pictorial listing of easily observable sky events, has received national recognition.
The planetarium houses an exhibit hall with a book and gift counter, a blacklight gallery of astronomical art, and a hemispherical domed sky theater. The theater features a Digistar, the world's only computer-graphics-based planetarium projector. It is significantly more versatile than a conventional projector and allows elaborate three-dimensional simulations.