Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center
In 1993, Delta College secured a NASA grant totaling $8.75 million to fund the design and construction of a facility that would provide a learning environment to foster an appreciation of the significance, relevance, and application of the sciences. To create a better understanding of the wonders of our universe, this facility presents a multitude of high-quality educational programs for people of all ages.
The design architect was William Kessler & Associates of Michigan and the contractor was Gregory Construction of Bay City. The building is certainly one of the most unique and significant buildings in downtown Bay City. Other downtown buildings are more historical in nature. The structure, rhythm, and colors are very deliberate as the overall design is to represent the future. The building design won two very significant awards from the American Institute of Architects. The Dedication Ceremony, facilitated by Delta College President Dr. Peter Boyse with honored guest, NASA Astronaut Richard Searfoss was held February 5, 1997.