The Robinson Planetarium serves the Adrian community in several ways.
PLEASE NOTE: The Robinson Planetarium will be closed Monday, March 31, 2014 through mid-summer. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back soon for further details!
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. See below for a current schedule of events. Finally, special shows for school groups (K-12) can be arranged by contacting Mr. Mark Fairclough 517-265-5161 x4788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION: Due to the construction at Peelle Hall, the Robinson Planetarium will not be handicap accessible until September 30, 2014. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Agnes Caldwell, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at 517-265-5161, extension 4466.
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.