Robinson Planetarium May Shows Announced

Robinson Planetarium announces new shows amidst Peelle/Jones construction.

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Robinson Planetarium at Adrian College has released a schedule of its May shows. They will now be shifting to their summer schedule, with shows on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month.


Renovations of the Peelle/Jones Halls, where the planetarium is located, is now under construction. During renovation, the building will have limited planetarium access to the northeast entrance of Peelle Hall near the loading dock.


Due to the construction at Peelle Hall, the Robinson Planetarium will not be handicap accessible until September 30, 2014.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  Any questions should be directed to Dr. Agnes Caldwell, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at 517-265-5161, extension 4466.


The May shows are as follows:


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 our home 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 7:00 PM


Star Talk: Stars of Spring

This live presentation will focus on the late spring constellations and Saturn, the most prominent planet this spring and summer.  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 are needed for an amateur astronomer to explore the night sky.

Friday, May 24 at 7:00 PM


Group reservations and special showings for some of these programs can be arranged by emailing Mark Fairclough at or calling the planetarium at (517) 265-5161 Ext. 4788.  All other requests can be sent to Dr. Sarah L Hanson at