Located within the Museum, the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium is named after the Grand Rapids-born astronaut who lost his life in the 1967 Apollo 1 spacecraft fire.
Visit the galaxy from the most comfortable seat in the house. With 1.2 million dollars in renovations, all of the brand new shows will feature the latest Digistar projection technology and immersive surround sound for an unbelievably rich and realistic experience. Recline, relax and experience the incredible forces of our universe.
Programs are $4 per person (visitors must also purchase general admission), and are free to Museum members.
The Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium upgrade was made possible through the generous support of the Wege Foundation. Additional support for the upgrade was received from the Cook Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Frey Foundation, Baldwin Foundation, Rockford Construction Company, Inc., David DeBruyn, and American Seating. Thank you!
For information on other events in West Michigan visit the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association online at graaa.org
Explore Earth's climate engine.
*Public showing times have changed to 2 p.m. for the following dates:
April 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 30th
May 2nd, 8th, 13th, and 22nd
|March 15, 2014 - May 23, 2014|
|Sunday||1 p.m., 4 p.m.|
|Saturday||1 p.m., 4 p.m.|
Learn about our solar system through Little Star.
*Public showing times have changed to 12 p.m. for April 22nd, 30th and May 20th
*There will be no public showing on May 2nd
|March 15, 2014 - May 20, 2014|
Witness the forces of the universe.
|March 15, 2014 - May 2, 2014|
Explore the spring and summer sky!
|April 15, 2014 - June 18, 2014|