Renovated Adrian College Robinson Planetarium Open For Fall

ADRIAN, Mich.— Robinson Planetarium at Adrian College will debut a new Fulldome video system and sound system with the opening of two shows this fall, Origins of Life and What’s up in the Sky Tonight.

Origins of Life deals with some of the most profound questions in science. It takes the audience on a journey from the Big Bang to our search for life beyond planet Earth. What’s up in the Sky Tonight? Features summer constellations and the mythology of currently visible planets, Mars and Saturn.

The shows will take place on the following dates:

Friday, August 24 – Origins of Life Friday, August 31 – What’s up in the Sky Tonight? Friday September 7 – Origins of Life Friday, September 14 – What’s up in the Sky Tonight? Friday, September 21 – What’s up in the Sky Tonight? Friday, September 28 – Origins of Life

All shows begin at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free.

The Robinson Planetarium will be closed for a few weeks when Phase III of renovations begins early this winter. The planetarium is located in the Northeast corner of Peelle Hall at the corner of Charles and Williams Streets on the Adrian College Campus. Group reservations (admission is free) can be arranged by contacting resident astronomer Mark Fairclough at (517) 265-5161 ext. 4788 or via e-mail at