Admission is free and open to the public!
Programs: During the academic year, programs are held every Friday at 7:00 PM except on holidays. The planetarium has a limited schedule during the summer months (from May 1 through mid-August).
Contact information: Group reservations and special showings for some of our programs can be arranged by emailing Mark Fairclough at email@example.com or calling the planetarium at (517) 265-5161 x4788. All other requests can be sent to Dr. Sarah Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517)-264-3944. Please note that in the summer the phones are monitored less frequently, thus email communication is preferable.
Star Talk: The Summer Skies
As we approach the Summer Solstice, the summer constellations are rising higher in the sky each day. Brightly shining constellations include Scorpius and Sagittarius. The Summer Triangle, which encompasses three constellations, is also soon to be a prominent feature high in the sky. Several planets will adorn the evening skies. Jupiter blazes in the evening sky and Mars and Saturn will rise in the later evening hours. Venus will be visible for only a short time just after nightfall. Join us for a live star talk that will explore the summer constellations and visible planets as well as the folklore associated with them.
Friday June 15 at 7:00 PM
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly. In this Fulldome planetarium show, you will journey through the history of flight and into the future to learn how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
Friday June 29 at 7:00 PM
Star Talk: The Summer Skies
The summer constellations are high in the sky with brightly shining constellations such as Scorpius and Sagittarius. The Summer Triangle, which encompasses three constellations, is also a prominent feature that is high in the sky. Several planets will adorn the evening skies. Jupiter blazes high in the evening sky and Venus is visible for a short time just after nightfall. Saturn rises at sunset and Mars a couple of hours later. Join us for a live star talk that will explore the summer constellations and visible planets as well as the folklore associated with them.
Friday July 13 at 7:00 PM
Origins of Life
Origins of Life will take you on an inspirational journey through time beginning with the Big Bang and continuing through the formation of the Universe, stars and solar systems, the first life on Earth, and the great extinctions. The journey ends with a discussion of our search for life beyond planet Earth. This celebration of life on Earth features many recent discoveries related to life science, demonstrating that if there was ever a time that science made its greatest advances, it’s right now!
Friday July 27 at 7:00 PM
Admission is FREE!
The Robinson Planetarium is located at the eastern end of Peelle Hall on the corner of Charles and Williams streets on the Adrian College campus.