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. The Planetarium is complete with computerized Digistar and laser projectors, producing multiple video and still images and incredible special effects, accompanied by high-powered digital sound.
Seasonal sky shows and special themed productions educate young and old alike about the stars above and our place in the universe. Catch classic rock shows – like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Radiohead– with dazzling digital effects in our Laser Light Shows. Note: Music contains mature language.
Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium Upgrade | The Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium has provided guests with 50 years of learning and entertainment. We are now ready to improve the space in preparation for another 50 years of excitement in the skies. The Planetarium is currently closed, and the projected re-open date is February of 2014.
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For information on other events in West Michigan visit the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association online at graaa.org
Teachers: look here for the programs available for school groups!