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.
Season of Light
Season of Light is our winter holiday show. It traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs through an astronomical perspective, all of which involve lighting up the winter season. It recounts the religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions such as gift-giving and kissing, music, decking the halls with greenery and Santa Claus.
Shows will be on the following Fridays at 7:00 PM
Star Talk: The Winter Sky
The long nights near the Winter Solstice display some of the brightest constellations of the year. This live star presentation will focus on the familiar Winter Circle, sometimes called the Winter Hexagon. The stars that make up the circle include the brightest stars of 6 different constellations. They paint a large circle of brilliant stars on the dark dome of the winter night sky and encircle Orion’s bright ruddy star Betelgeuse. We will also examine the upcoming the Geminid Meteor shower.
Friday, December 7 at 7:00 PM
Trip Through Space
Trip Through Space is a Fulldome program will take you on an exciting tour through the Solar System and beyond. This journey through the night sky will include glimpses of several winter and early spring constellations, the Solar System, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more. This program is great for families and kids of all ages.
Friday, December 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.