About Planetarium

About the Hammond Planetarium

Located on the main level of the Science Center (bldg. J), the Hammond Planetarium at Henry Ford College is a state-of-the-art auditorium that seats up to 48 people and takes them on a journey to the stars where they learn about our solar system.
In partnership with local amateur astronomy clubs, the planetarium is able to offer regularly scheduled shows that are free to the public, as well as private shows to groups or organizations interested in discovering the awe, wonder, and majesty of our night sky.

Guy Hammond

The Planetarium is the namesake of Guy Hammond. A decorated World War II veteran who earned medals for his service in the European, North African and Middle Eastern theaters, Hammond was an insurance agent for AAA Michigan for 58 years, retiring in 1994. He was an avid outdoorsman known for his steadfast loyalty, quiet and unassuming demeanor, and generous and giving nature.
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.

Contact

For inquiries and/or to schedule a reservation for your group, please send an email to Planetarium Director Robert Clubb at planetarium@hfcc.edu or call 313-845-9871.