Hammond Planetarium

Hammond Planetarium

Hammond Planetarium hosts “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: A Winter Star Talk”

Location: Hammond Planetarium Room J-102, Science Center

HFC will present “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: A Winter Star Talk” at the HFC Hammond Planetarium, located in Room J-102 of the Science Center (Building J on the main campus), beginning Wednesday, Jan. 18. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” runs every Wednesday from Jan. 18 through Mar. 1 and every other Saturday until Mar. 4.

The Wednesday show-time is 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Jan. 18, 25;
  • Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; and
  • Mar. 1.

The Saturday show-time is 3 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Jan. 21;
  • Feb. 4, 18; and
  • Mar. 4.

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is narrated by the late, great Dale Van Dorp. Doors open 15 minutes before show-time and close promptly once the program begins. For safety reasons, HFC will not admit latecomers once the doors close. No reservations are necessary and seating is available on a first come/first serve basis.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please contact Steven Murrell at 313-317-1536.

The Guy Hammond Planetarium

The Guy Hammond Planetarium at Henry Ford College (HFC) is a state-of-the-art auditorium that seats 48 people and takes them on a journey to the stars where they learn about our solar system.

Throughout the year, various “Star Talks” take place at the Planetarium. Narrated by Susan McGraw, instructor/academic coordinator of Telecommunication and Journalism, these shows are free and open to the public.

The Planetarium is the namesake of Guy Hammond. A decorated World War II veteran, Hammond was an insurance agent for AAA Michigan for 58 years, retiring in 1994. Upon his death in 2010, Hammond bequeathed a generous gift from his estate to HFC. Based on his wishes, funds helped support the development of HFC’s Science Education Center, which now includes the Guy Hammond Planetarium and the Guy Hammond Magic Planet. Additionally, a portion of the funds helped establish the Guy Hammond Endowed Scholarship.

For questions or further information about the Guy Hammond Planetarium, please contact Steven Murrell, HFC physics instructor, at 313-317-1536 or srmurrell@hfcc.edu.