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.
Dark Matter Mystery
What keeps galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it does today? These questions and more are encompassed in the greatest quest of contemporary astrophysics – to determine what dark matter is and how to detect it. This Fulldome program explores the evolution of the Universe as well as current research on dark matter.
Shows will be on the following Fridays at 7:00 PM
Have you ever imagined yourself a cattle rancher in the wild west where the canopy of stars at night seems endless? Learn about the wonders of the night sky in this Fulldome show from the perspective of a cowboy astronomer as he shares facts and lore that he has accumulated from a lifetime on the ranch. The pre-recorded soundtrack for the show is narrated by cowboy humorist Baxter Black.
Friday, September 28 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.