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Roger That! at the GRPM

Visitors are encouraged to continue celebrating space exploration by visiting the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium, which features the new show Incoming! that explores asteroids, comets and meteors. 

The Planetarium lobby also features an exhibit with Roger B. Chaffee artifacts that tell a detailed story of his life. 

The GRPM is open during regular business hours, with capacity limits. Advance tickets are required for contactless entry. Planetarium lobby interactives and displays are included with general admission. Planetarium shows are an additional cost and can be purchased at

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Roger B. Chaffee

Roger B. Chaffee

Incoming! and Live Show

The Chaffee planetarium will show the new feature Incoming! Narrated by George Takei, Incoming! was the result when the California Academy of Sciences developed cutting-edge visualizations based on real-time data from current NASA missions to show audiences the dynamic story of our Solar System. 

Incoming! Show times during Roger That! are: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4 p.m.

A live show, created by the GRPM, will accompany the movie portion of Incoming! in partnership with NASA scientist Brent Bos, who is currently studying asteroids and grew up in West Michigan.

In addition to the show, the GRPM also partnered with Brent Bos and created a set of new interactive experiences outside of the Chaffee Planetarium. These include a lunar crater station, meteors under a microscope and a meteor pinball machine. 

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