Adrian College Robinson Planetarium Announces Show Schedule for April 2017

Greetings from the Robinson Planetarium at Adrian College:

Below is the show schedule for April 2017.  

Dinosaur Prophecy

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 April 7 at 7:00 PM

Star Talk: Michigan Spring Skies

The winter constellations are beginning to sink below the western horizon at sunset and the spring constellations, such as Leo the lion, are now high in the sky.  In early April, Jupiter will be visible from dawn to dusk and Saturn, with its majestic rings, is high in the predawn 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, April 14 at 7:00 PM

Cosmic Colors

Ever wonder why the sky is blue? Or why Mars is red? This full dome planetarium show will take you on an amazing journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum to learn the answers to these questions and more! Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate X-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor’s office.  You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur—based on recent evidence. Join us for this wonderful adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!

Shows will be on the following Fridays at 7:00 PM

April 21

April 28

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/

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Cheers,

Sarah