July Shows Announced at Adrian College Robinson Planetarium

Shows held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.

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 July 2013


Origins of Life

Origins of Life will take you on an inspirational journey through time beginning with the Big Bang and continuing through the formation of the Universe, stars and solar systems, the first life on Earth, and the great extinctions. The journey ends with a discussion of our search for life beyond planet Earth. This celebration of life on Earth features many recent discoveries related to life science, demonstrating that if there was ever a time that science made its greatest advances, it’s right now! Produced by Mirage 3D.

Friday July 12 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 July 26 at 7:00 PM


For more information please see our web page at the following address: http://adrian.edu/campus-life/planetarium/


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


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.