Throughout the summer, Robinson Planetarium at Adrian College will offer planetarium shows on two Fridays each month.
The first program is “Star Talk: The Spring Sky.” This live planetarium program will feature the sun, summer constellations, and visible planets. 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 amateur astronomers use to explore the night sky.
The show will end with “Solar Quest,” a short full dome movie that shows the interconnectedness of the sun and Earth, including how space weather affects the atmosphere to create the northern lights and distorts Earths the magnetic field. You will see images of granules, solar flares and coronal mass ejections from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and learn how scientists are using the observatory to predict space weather.
Shows will be on the following Fridays at 7 p.m.: June 26, July 17, and July 31. Robinson Planetarium is located at the eastern end of Peelle Hall on the corner of Charles and Williams streets on the Adrian College campus. Click here for more information.