May 2018 Planetarium Schedule

Greetings from the Robinson Planetarium at Adrian College: 

We as astronomers and field geologists are, if anything, adaptable. In keeping with changing plans, we now plan to offer a limited schedule of shows during the summer.  There will be two evening shows each month.  Below is the schedule for May 2018.  

Star Talk: The Spring Skies

As the winter constellations sink below the western horizon just after sunset, spring constellations such as Leo and Virgo are now high in the sky.  There are several visible planets this spring.  Jupiter rules the evening sky as it shines at it’s brightest for the entire year!  It can be seen low in the southeast sky in the early evening and travels westward throughout the night.  Venus shines brightly in the western evening sky and Mars and Saturn adorn the predawn southern sky.  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 May 18 at 7:00 PM

Cowboy Astronomer

Have you ever imagined yourself a cattle rancher in the wild west where the canopy of stars at night seems endless? Learn about the wonders of the night sky in this Fulldome show from the perspective of a cowboy astronomer as he shares facts and lore that he has accumulated from a lifetime on the ranch. The pre-recorded soundtrack for the show is narrated by cowboy humorist Baxter Black.

Friday May 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/