Admission is free and open to the public!
Programs: During the academic year, programs are held every Friday at 7 p.m. except on holidays. The planetarium has a limited schedule during the summer months (from May 1 through mid-August).
Contact information: Group reservations and special showings for some of our programs can be arranged by emailing Mark Fairclough at email@example.com or calling the planetarium at (517) 265-5161 x4788. Please note that email communication is preferable.
Upcoming 2019 shows are listed below:
The Dinosaur Prophecy will take you back to a time when the world was a very different place and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Digitally recreated dinosaurs such as the Coelophysis, Allosaurus, the feathered Sinornithosaurus, T. rex and Triceratops will seem to come to life on the planetarium dome. You will learn how scientists use dinosaur bones and tracks to determine how they lived and died. Their work shows that many of the dinosaurs simply disappeared whereas the remainder roamed the planet until the massive extinction 65 million years ago. This adventure into how dinosaurs survived and thrived until the final extinction 65 million years ago is sure to be a favorite for the entire family.
Friday, August 23, at 7:00 p.m.
Earth, Moon, & Sun
This Fulldomeshow explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science. Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. The show is appropriate for families and elementary school children.
Shows will be on the following Fridays at 7:00 p.m.
September 2019 Robinson Planetarium Programs at Adrian College
Get up close and personal to nature’s most powerful and extreme forces. Cameras capture erupting volcanoes, devastating earthquakes, and powerful storms as a team of scientists travel the world in an attempt to figure out what causes these dangerous, yet undeniably thrilling natural occurrences. Putting their lives on the line in the name of scientific discovery, these experts forge their way through volcanic flows, along treacherous fault lines, and in cars heading straight into a raging tornado. Produced by Graphic Films and National Geographic.
This fulldome show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science. Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. The show explores past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond. Produced by UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
Discover the wonders of our Sun and how its incredible energy has supported life on Earth for millennia. Although this energy is essential for life, that same energy sometimes causes disruptions to the technology that we rely on in our daily lives. Travel to the distant future to discover our Sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. Produced by the Michigan Science Center.
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.