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Confused between Ursa Major and Aquarius? Or Taurus and Orion? Not sure if that bright light in the evening sky is Mercury or Venus? And what about the space station … can you really see it from your backyard? Come to the Hastings Museum Planetarium and experience The Sky Tonight to discover answers to all these questions and learn about the major constellations visible when the sun goes down tonight.

Other full dome films are shown daily – just check the list and schedule below. Note that all regularly scheduled full dome Planetarium shows are free with paid admission or membership to the Hastings Museum!

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Shows Thurs-Sun at 3 pm

See which constellations, comets, and other heavenly bodies will be visible in tonight’s sky. You’ll also receive information on current astronomical events such as eclipses. The Sky Tonight is presented in both a live format with planetarium staff, and as a digital full dome show. FREE for Members. Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members.


Shows Thurs-Sun at 2 PM
Join us for a humbling look at the true size of our planet. Begin with a tour of the current night sky and the state of Michigan, then gradually zoom out to reveal the size of asteroids and dwarf planets . Our journey continues to view the planets of our Solar System, the Sun, other stars, entire galaxies, and the scale of the universe. Trailer Below


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