Bringing the Universe to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan since 1965!

Shiras Planetarium

Exterior of the planetarium wing attached to the south side of Marquette Senior High School.

Welcome to the Shiras Planetarium Web Site.

Within these pages you can find out more about us and learn about our current public shows, school shows, and private shows.

Also, our site will link you to some of the area partners we have including the Marquette Astronomical Society and the U.P. Children痴 Museum.


We are currently fundraising to replace our full-dome projector and other technology upgrades. Donations for current upgrade projects can be made through the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation, a 501c3 organization.



Public Shows

Wednesday, February 7 at 4:30pm


Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00pm

(more details coming soon!)


School Shows ~ Afternoon programs are available each day beginning at 11:30 am.

Topics will be determined by contacting the director. Shows will be tailored to your individual group needs. We cover all science topics! Let us know what you need and we will do our best to support your group!


Contact the director to make reservations or obtain further information.



Private Shows

The Shiras Planetarium is also open for rental of the theater space. Any of the shows listed above can be utilized in addition to other possibilities for birthday themes, special topics, etc.

Private shows can be scheduled pending availability and director痴 approval. Please note the planetarium has very limited after hours availability. Contact the director to make reservations or obtain further information.


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