Planetarium sets December schedule

The Robinson Planetarium has set the following schedule for December 2018:

 

Star Talk: The Winter Sky

The long nights near the Winter Solstice display some of the brightest

constellations of the year. This live star presentation will focus on the familiar Winter Circle, sometimes called the Winter Hexagon. The stars that make up the circle include the brightest stars of six different constellations.

They paint a large circle of brilliant stars on the dark dome of the winter night sky and encircle Orion’s bright ruddy star Betelgeuse. The presentation will also examine the upcoming the Geminid Meteor shower.

 

Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m.

Season of Light

Season of Light is the planetarium’s winter holiday show. It traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs through an astronomical perspective, all of which involve lighting up the winter season. It recounts the religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. It also takes a look at some light-hearted seasonal traditions such as gift-giving and kissing, music, decking the halls with greenery and Santa Claus.

 

Shows will be on the following Fridays at 7 p.m.

December 14

December 21

 

Trip Through Space

Trip Through Space is a Fulldome program will take you on an

exciting tour through the Solar System and beyond. This journey through the night sky will include glimpses of several winter and early spring constellations, the Solar System, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more. This program is great for families and kids of all ages.

 

Friday, December 28 at 7 p.m.

 

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, see the

planetarium’s web page at: http://adrian.edu/campus-life/planetarium/