to the Fredric and Jean Edelman Planetarium!
Local school children and residents
are welcome to join the Rowan community in reaching for the stars in the University's
planetarium. Here visitors can enjoy a wide variety
of shows and special events designed to educate and entertain, advance viewers'
understanding of the universe, and provide up-to-date astronomical information.
Come join us as we explore the cosmos!
The Planetarium is managed by the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Rowan University. For directions to Science Hall and the Edelman Planetarium, visit www.rowan.edu/map. To contact our business office, call 856.256.4389. To email the director, use firstname.lastname@example.org. Our address:
Science Hall, Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro NJ 08028
Observatory Open House March 4, 6:00-9:30 p.m. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is sponsoring a free public open house at the observing deck atop Science Hall. Telescopes will be set up by faculty and astronomy club members, including the 16-inch Cassegrain reflector. The observing deck can be accessed by taking the elevator in the western corner of Science Hall to the 4th floor.
Parking is available in Lots C and D (see www.rowan.edu/map/ for maps). Children 10 years old and younger are welcome, but should be accompanied by an adult. Please make sure children do not run or cavort: the area is dark and there will be several expensive instruments in use!
If cloudy or rainy weather is predicted, as seems likely at press time, a notice will be posted here by 1 p.m. advising you of our decision; a "cloud date" of March 6 will then be offered.
An optional, brief planetarium demonstration portraying the current sky and objects of interest will be offered at 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. in the star theater on ground floor at the main entrance to the building.
IMPORTANT: Dress warmly! The roof of the building can be quite cold!
LAST-MINUTE NEWS: As of noon today, the weather predictions are iffy. Apparently the sky will be somewhere between partly and mostly cloudy. But Thursday night, our backup, is worse. So we plan to open the telescopes and see what happens!
Now showing: To Space and Back. This show focuses on the space program and how it has shaped our everyday lives. More information can be found on our public show page.
Planetarium E-Newsletter. The planetarium offers an occasional newsletter available via email. Periodically we send out information about upcoming shows, observatory open houses, and current sky events. We will not share email addresses with anyone else! To sign up, simply send a request to the planetarium director.
"South Jersey Skies" newspaper column. The South Jersey Times (formerly the Gloucester County Times) is publishing this column on astronomy on Sundays (usually) every two weeks, both in its (old-fashioned) hard-copy edition and on-line. A list of and links to the published columns can be found here.
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The Edelman Planetarium normally offers public
astronomy programs -- planetarium shows -- on weekends during the regular school year when Rowan is open.
The planetarium is open to schools and other groups by reservation. See the school program page, email the director, or call 856.256.4389 for details.
Last updated 3/2/2014