The Robinson Planetarium has set the following schedule for February 2019:
Star Talk: The Winter Sky
This live planetarium program features 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.
Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.
Music Under the Stars with Timothy Monger
Michigan-based singer/songwriter Timothy Monger conjures poetic and sometimes surreal reflections on the natural world through songs that range in tone from spacious and dreamy guitar-pop to rustic folk. During his career, Monger has toured the country several times and released six albums both as a solo artist and with acclaimed folk-rock band, Great Lakes Myth Society. This special program, culled from his deep catalog of work, will also include brand new material and be enhanced with the visuals of the planetarium experience.
Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
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. Take a virtual journey back in time and learn how the constellations helped escaped slaves find their way to freedom using the Underground Railroad.
Two shows - Friday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.
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.