The Robinson Planetarium has set the following schedule for May 2019:
Star Talk: The Spring Skies
The winter constellations are beginning to sink below the western horizon at sunset and the spring constellations, such as Leo the lion, are now high in the sky. Much later in the evening, the summer constellations are visible in the eastern sky. Jupiter and Saturn rise in the late-night to early morning hours throughout May. Join this presentation for a live star talk that will explore the spring constellations and visible planets as well as the folklore associated with them.
Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
Earth, Moon, & Sun
This Fulldome show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about this planet and its most familiar neighbors. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science. Learn why the Sun rises and sets, and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. The show is appropriate for families and elementary school children.
Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m.
Ever wonder why the sky is blue or why Mars is red? This Fulldome planetarium show will take participants on an amazing journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum to learn the answers to these questions and more! Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate X-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back to the doctor’s office. See the actual color of a dinosaur — based on recent evidence.
Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
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, see the Planetarium’s web page at http://adrian.edu/campus-life/planetarium/.