Below is the show schedule for the Robinson Planetarium at Adrian College for April 2018.
Star Talk: The Spring Skies
The winter constellations are beginning to sink below the western horizon at sunset and the spring constellations, such as Leo the lion, are now high in the sky. Venus shines brightly in the eastern morning sky. Jupiter rises in the evening and rules the night sky. In contrast, Mars, and Saturn will be rising in the early morning hours. Join us for a live star talk that will explore the spring constellations and visible planets as well as the folklore associated with them.
Friday April 6 at 7:00 PM
Ever wonder why the sky is blue? Or why Mars is red? This full dome planetarium show will take you on an amazing journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum to learn the answers to these questions and more! Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate X-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor’s office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur—based on recent evidence. Join us for this wonderful adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!
Friday April 13 at 7:00 PM
Earth, Moon, & Sun
This Fulldome show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science. Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. The show is appropriate for families and elementary school children.
Friday April 20 at 7:00 PM
Forces of Nature
Get up close and personal to nature’s most powerful and extreme forces. Cameras capture erupting volcanoes, devastating earthquakes, and powerful storms as a team of scientists travel the world in an attempt to figure out what causes these dangerous, yet undeniably thrilling natural occurrences. Putting their lives on the line in the name of scientific discovery, these experts forge their way through volcanic flows, along treacherous fault lines, and in cars heading straight into a raging tornado.
Friday April 27 at 7:00 PM
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.
For more information please see our web page at the following address: http://adrian.edu/campus-life/planetarium/