Star Talk: Autumn Constellations
With the frosty evenings of fall upon us and the celebration of All Hallows Eve near, the winged horse Pegasus and Andromeda are high in the sky and Saturn, the jewel of the heavens, is low on the western horizon. Later in the evening, brilliant winter constellations begin to rise in the east. Join us for a live star talk to learn about the constellations and planets that are visible in October.
Friday, October 6 at 7:00 PM
Two Small Pieces of Glass
This Fulldome show features two teenage students at a local star party where they learn about the history of telescopes, the nature of light and how telescopes work, as well how these instruments have allowed us to expand our understanding of the Solar System and beyond. During this show you will travel in both time and space, visiting Galileo and Newton as they make their historic discoveries and exploring astronomical wonders such as the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings, and spiral galaxies.
Shows will be on the following Fridays at 7:00 PM
From Earth to the Universe
This inspiring journey will reveal the splendor of our Solar System as well as the ferocity of our scorching Sun. Continue out to the birthplaces and burial grounds of stars and beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.
Friday, October 27 at 7:00 PM (note: this show will also run in November)
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/