Robinson Planetarium April Events Announced

Robinson Planetarium April Events Announced

ADRIAN, Mich (March 14, 2016) – The Robinson Planetarium and Observatory has announced its upcoming show schedule for April. The following events will be playing throughout the month in the Robinson Planetarium on the campus of Adrian College. Admission is free for all showings. 

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.  Jupiter is high in the sky and Saturn, with its majestic rings, is in the predawn sky.  Join us for a live star talk that will explore the spring constellations and visible planets as well as the folklore associated with them.

 

  • Friday, April 1 at 7:00 PM

 

Dinosaur Prophecy

The Dinosaur Prophecy will take you back to a time when the world was a very different place and dinosaurs roamed the Earth.  Digitally recreated dinosaurs such as the Coelophysis, Allosaurus, the feathered Sinornithosaurus, T. rex and Triceratops will seem to come to life on the planetarium dome.  You will learn how scientists use dinosaur bones and tracks to determine how they lived and died.  Their work shows that many of the dinosaurs simply disappeared whereas the remainder roamed the planet until the massive extinction 65 million years ago.  This adventure into how dinosaurs survived and thrived until the final extinction 65 million years ago is sure to be a favorite for the entire family.

  • Friday April 8 at 7:00 PM 

 

 

From Earth to the Universe

This inspiring journey will reveal the splendor of our Solar System as well as the ferocity of our scorching Sun.  Continue out to the birthplaces and burial grounds of stars and beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.  

Shows will be on the following Fridays

  • April 15 at 7:30 PM (note later start time)
  • April 22 at 7:00 PM
  • April 29 at 7:00 PM

 

 

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.

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.