August Shows Announced at Robinson Planetarium

Three dates scheduled for the month of August.

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College Robinson Planetarium summer schedule including shows on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month, has been announced. Please note that renovations of the science building have limited planetarium access to the northeast entrance of Peelle Hall near the loading dock. 


Schedule of Events for August 2013


Trip through Space

Trip Through Space takes an exciting tour through the Solar System and beyond. This cursory look at the night sky covers several constellations that can be observed during the Winter months, the Solar System, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more. Produced by Full Dome FX and purchased with a generous educational grant from the Meemic Foundation.


Friday August 9 at 7:00 PM

Friday August 30 at 7:00 PM


Star Talk: Stars of Summer

This live presentation will focus on the summer constellations and Saturn, the most prominent planet this summer.  Special attention will be paid to objects that are easily visible with binoculars or a small telescope along with a discussion of the different types of viewing aids that are needed for an amateur astronomer to explore the night sky.


Friday August 23 at 7:00 PM


For more information please see our web page at the following address:


Group reservations and special showings for some of these programs can be arranged by emailing Mark Fairclough at or calling the planetarium at(517) 265-5161 Ext. 4788.  All other requests can be sent to Dr. Sarah L Hanson at


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.