Academic Programs Catalog

College of Natural Science

Abrams Planetarium

Shannon Schmoll, Director

The Abrams Planetarium is an acknowledged leader in the popularization of astronomy. It is named after Dr. Talbert "Ted" and Mrs. Leota Abrams, who generously gave the original gift of $250,000 over 50 years ago. Today, the building features a 140-seat Sky Theater housing a digital full-dome projector, a black light gallery, an exhibit hall, and gift counter.

The major goals of the planetarium include offering engaging multimedia presentations that always contain a live presentation to the public, tailored program for the needs of K-12 students, and up-to-date undergraduate education across disciplines through collaboration with people across campus and the community. 

Star shows and other events are offered to the public on weekends and special occasions. Visitors to the exhibit hall are welcome between 8:30 a.m. and noon and 1:00 p.m. an 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

For more information and full listing of our offerings visit www.pa.msu.edu/abrams.