The Robinson Planetarium at Adrian College Releases its February 2017 Schedule
Star Talk: The Winter Sky
This live planetarium program will feature the constellations and planets visible this month. High in the sky are Orion the hunter, the Gemini twins, and the great bull Taurus. Low on the southeastern horizon is Leo the lion, a constellation that portends the coming of the spring season and warmer weather. Four planets are conspicuous in the sky this month. Venus and Mars are low in the southwest at nightfall. Jupiter continues to shine brightly and Saturn returns to the southeastern sky in the early morning hours.
Friday, February 3 at 7:00 PM
Follow the Drinking Gourd
In honor of African-American History Month, the planetarium will present a program based on the children’s book, Follow the Drinking Gourd, by Jeanette Winter. We will take a virtual journey back in time to learn how the constellations helped escaped slaves find their way to freedom using the Underground Railroad. This program is sure to provide a wonderful experience for family and friends.
Shows will be on the following Fridays 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/