Robinson Planetarium announces October program schedule

The Robinson Planetarium at Adrian College has set the following schedule for October, 2021 —

Star Talk: The Fall Sky 2021: Fridays at 7 p.m. on October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

This live program will feature the Sun, Fall Constellations and visible planets. 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 amateur astronomers use to explore the night sky.

This program has a short fulldome movie that shows the interconnectedness of the Sun and Earth, including how space weather affects the atmosphere to create the northern lights atmosphere and distorts the Earth’s magnetic field. Visitors will see images of granules, solar flares and coronal mass ejections from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and learn how scientists are using the observatory to predict space weather.

All programs are free and open to the public. Each program lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Group reservations and special showings can be arranged by contacting Planetarium Director Mark Fairclough at mfairclough@adrian.edu or 265.5161 ext. 4788.

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, visit the Planetarium’s webpage.