Adrian College Robinson Planetarium announces October program schedule

ADRIAN – “Fall Constellations and Visible Planets” will be the featured program this fall at the Robinson Planetarium at Adrian College. Presentations will take place at 7 p.m. on Fridays in October starting October 1.

The planetarium is located at the east end of Peele Hall, at the corner of Charles and Williams streets on the Adrian College campus.

The program, according to a college press release, includes a short, full-domed film that shows the “interconnection” of the sun and the Earth, including how space weather affects the atmosphere, creating the Northern Lights and distorting the Earth’s magnetic field.

Guests will see images of granules, solar flares and coronal mass ejections from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Visitors will also learn how scientists use the observatory to predict space weather.

Particular attention will be paid to objects easily visible with binoculars or a small telescope. There will also be a discussion of the different types of viewing aids that amateur astronomers use to explore the night sky.

All programs are free and open to the public. The programs last approximately 45 minutes.

Group reservations and special screenings can be arranged by contacting Robinson Planetarium Director Mark Fairclough at 517-265-5161, ext. 4788, or by sending an email [email protected].

The Robinson Planetarium is also located at adrian.edu/campus-life/planetarium.


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