Adrian College Robinson Planetarium for September 2017

Below is the schedule for September 2017: 

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.

Friday, September 1 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!

Shows will be on the following Fridays at 7:00 PM

September 8

September 22

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.

Shows will be on the following Fridays at 7:00 PM

September 15

September 29

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/