Robinson Planetarium October Shows Announced

Events to play throughout the month on the campus of Adrian College.

ADRIAN, Mich – The Robinson Planetarium and Observatory has announced its upcoming show schedule for October. 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.


Schedule of Events for October


Cosmic Colors

Ever wonder why the sky is blue? Or why Mars is red? This full dome planetarium show will take you 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 at your doctor’s office.  You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur—based on recent evidence. Join us for this wonderful adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!


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


October 4

October 18


Star Talk: What’s up in the Sky Tonight?

With the frosty evenings of fall upon us and the celebration of All Hallows Eve near, the winged horse Pegasus is high in the sky and Jupiter, with its 4 large Galilean moons, is visible along the eastern horizon between the horns of Taurus the bull. Later in the evening, the brilliant winter constellations begin to rise in the east. Join us for a live star talk to learn about the constellations and planets that are visible throughout October.


Friday, October 11 at 7:00 PM


Flight Adventures

Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly.  In this full dome planetarium show, you will journey through the history of flight and into the future to learn how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.


Friday, October 25 at 7:00 PM

(Note: this show will also run in November)


For more information please see our web page at the following new address:


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


Please note that renovations of the science building have limited planetarium access to the northeast entrance of Peelle Hall near the loading dock. Also, 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.