June Events Announced at Robinson Planetarium

'Star Talk' and 'Cowboy Astronomer' among shows planned.

ADRIAN, Mich. –  The Robinson Planetarium at Adrian College has announced their schedule for June. Shows are featured on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month.

Schedule of Events for June 2013

Cowboy Astronomer

Have you ever imagined yourself a cattle rancher in the wild west where the canopy of stars at night seems endless? Learn about the wonders of the night sky in this fulldome show from the perspective of a cowboy astronomer as he shares facts and lore that he has accumulated from a lifetime on the ranch. The pre-recorded soundtrack for the show is narrated by cowboy humorist Baxter Black. Produced by Loch Ness Productions.

Friday June 14 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 June 28 at 7:00 PM


For more information please visit: 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.

Please note that renovations of the science building have limited planetarium access to the northeast entrance of Peelle Hall near the loading dock. Due to the construction at Peelle Hall, the Robinson Planetarium will not be handicap accessible until September 30, 2014.  Any questions should be directed to Dr. Agnes Caldwell, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at 517-265-5161, extension 4466.