Below is the show schedule for the Adrian College Robinson Planetarium for August:
Star Talk: The Summer Sky
This live planetarium program will feature the Sun, summer constellations and visible planets. Special attention will be paid to objects that are easily visible with binoculars or a small telescope along with a discussion of the different types of viewing aids that amateur astronomers use to explore the night sky. The show will end with a discussion of the upcoming Solar Eclipse.
Friday, August 11 at 7:00 PM
Preview: Solar Eclipse 2017
On Monday August 21, people at many locations of the United States will be able to watch a total solar eclipse. In southeastern Michigan, weather permitting, we will see a partial solar eclipse. This program will guide you through what causes an eclipse and why they occur. We will end with an explanation of when and how to view this spectacular event. Don’t miss out - the next total solar eclipse will not occur near here until 2024!
Friday, August 18 at 7:00 PM
The Dinosaur Prophecy will take you back to a time when the world was a very different place and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Digitally recreated dinosaurs such as the Coelophysis, Allosaurus, the feathered Sinornithosaurus, T. rex and Triceratops will seem to come to life on the planetarium dome. You will learn how scientists use dinosaur bones and tracks to determine how they lived and died. Their work shows that many of the dinosaurs simply disappeared whereas the remainder roamed the planet until the massive extinction 65 million years ago. This adventure into how dinosaurs survived and thrived until the final extinction 65 million years ago is sure to be a favorite for the entire family.
Friday, August 25 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/