Robinson Planetarium February Events Announced

ADRIAN, Mich (January 19, 2016) – The Robinson Planetarium and Observatory has announced its upcoming show schedule for February.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 Winter Sky

  • This live planetarium program will feature the constellations and planets visible this month.  High in the sky are Orion the hunter, the Gemini twins, and the great bull Taurus.  Low on the southeastern horizon is Leo the lion, a constellation that portends the coming of the spring season and warmer weather.  All five visible planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) have been present in the dawn sky since late January and will remain visible until about February 20, 2016. The last time that all five visible planets appeared in the same sky together was in 2005!

Friday, February 5 at 7:00 PM

Follow the Drinking Gourd

  • In honor of African-American History Month, the planetarium will present a program based on the children’s book, Follow the Drinking Gourd, by Jeanette Winter.  We will take a virtual journey back in time to learn how the constellations helped escaped slaves find their way to freedom using the Underground Railroad.  This program is sure to provide a wonderful experience for family and friends.

Shows will be on the following Fridays at 7:00 PM

February 19

February 26

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.