John Heath

Planetarium Instructor

John retired as a teacher for the Alpena Public Schools as has operated Besser Museum’s planetarium for the past twelve years.  John holds a Bachelor in Secondary Teaching and a Masters in School Administration from Central Michigan University.


As a Museum Planetarium Instructor, John helps organize and supervise public astronomy activities.  He assists with presenting planetarium presentations to thousands of school students annually, along with regular public programs. John is a member of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association.


Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to 

inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan


Monday - Saturday  -  10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707