Our Starry Ceiling

The ceiling inside the State Theatre is one of the most exciting aspects of our decor. Designed and mapped by Northwestern Michigan College Astronomy instructor Jerry Dobek and local astronomy enthusiasts, our starry ceiling is an exact replication of an August night sky in Northern Michigan. The design utilizes over 2,000 fiber optic lights that twinkle as real stars would. If we peeled the roof off of the State in mid-August, our visitors might easily confuse the natural night sky with our ceiling.

For more information on the Northern Michigan astronomical community, visit the J. H. Rogers Observatory or the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society websites.

Our starry ceiling, modeled after an August night sky, is a sight for patrons to behold year-round!

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