The Robinson Planetarium serves the Adrian community in several ways.
First, the planetarium is used for teaching Astronomy courses taught at Adrian College. Second, entertaining and educational programs are presented in the planetarium throughout the academic year. These shows are free and open to the public. Finally, special shows for school groups (K-12) can be arranged by emailing email@example.com.
The Robinson Planetarium has set the following schedule for December 2021 —
The Season of Light — Fridays — 7PM — for all ages
The Season of Light is our 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 take a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions such as gift-giving and kissing, music, decking the halls with greenery and Santa Claus.
All programs are free and open to the public. Each program lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Group reservations and special showings can be arranged by contacting Planetarium Director Mark Fairclough at firstname.lastname@example.org or 265.5161 ext. 4788.
The Robinson Planetarium is located on the Adrian College campus in Peelle Hall. Peelle Hall is at the corner of Charles and Williams streets; the entrance to the planetarium is on Williams St. (MAP).
The Robinson Planetarium, built in 1966, features a 30 foot dome and a Spitz A-3-P star projector. The planetarium is named after Herbert Robinson a distinguished industrialist, who provided funds for the construction of the facility. In 2012, renovations funded with generous gifts from the Maurice and Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation gave the planetarium a bold new look and Fulldome capabilities.