Edelman Planetarium  

Welcome 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/planetarium/parking/ To contact the director, call 856.256.4389, or email planetarium@rowan.edu. Our address (but note that this is just the generic Rowan mailing address):

Edelman Planetarium

Science Hall, Rowan University

201 Mullica Hill Road

Glassboro NJ  08028



Parking at the planetarium. There have been some significant changes in parking at Rowan University that affect our public programs. Check our new parking page for details.

Social Media. Connect with the planetarium on Social Media. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. We'll post the latest information about shows, observatory open houses, special events and much more!

Online Tickets. We now offer online ticket sales for our public show, From Earth to the Universe! Visit the Rowan Online Marketplace to purchase your tickets in advance. Use coupon code SKY for children, senior, Rowan student and Rowan alumni tickets.

Observatory Open House Nights. Observe the skies through our 16" telescope during our observatory open house nights! Open houses are offered once a month (weather permitting) during the semester. They start 30 minutes before sunset in the planetarium. We will do a brief tour of the night sky and then escort you to the 4th floor observatory.

Observing will be done through the 16" telescope in the observing dome and through smaller telescopes on the observing deck - be sure to dress for the

  • Nov. 7 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) - This is an observing only event.
    Back up date is Nov. 9

NOTE: This month's open house will be held at Scotland Run Park (980 E Academy St, Clayton, NJ 08312). For directions, please see our event calendar on Facebook or Google Calendar.

  • Dec. 6 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) - This is an observing only event.
    Back up date is Dec. 7

Newsletter. Get the latest information about shows, outreach events and more with our monthly newsletter, The Cosmic Times. Delivered to your inbox at the beginning of each month, you'll be the first to know about all things related to the Edelman Planetarium!

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The Edelman Planetarium offers public planetarium shows on weekends during the regular school year when Rowan is open. It is also 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 10/11/2016