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/map. To contact our business office, call 856.256.4389. To email the director, use planetarium@rowan.edu. Our address:

Edelman Planetarium

Science Hall, Rowan University

201 Mullica Hill Road

Glassboro NJ  08028




"Moons: Worlds of Mystery" now playing. Each of the 176+ (!) moons in the solar system is different, some of them very different. There are underground oceans, and active volcanos, and giant icebergs flying through space. In "Moons" we'll show you these marvelous worlds up close. See our public-show page for details.

Observing public open house schedule. Weather cooperating, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Edelman Planetarium will offer four opportunities to observe the night sky with telescopes this semester. These dates and times might possibly be changed, especially the April dates, but most likely that will not happen. Here is the schedule:

Feb. 15, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (cloudy/rain date Feb. 16)
March 15, 7:00-9:30 (rain date March 16)
April 13, 7:30-10:00 (rain date April 14)
April 22, 7:30-10:30 (no rain date) (this was added to our usual three events to participate in Philadelphia Science Festival)

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.

Family shows continue! We realize that not all of our public shows are all that watchable by young children. After all, the programs are designed to educate and entertain adults. But we also realize that families with young children might like to visit the planetarium on a weekend. So we're continuing a format that was quite popular last year, and will be offering family shows nearly every month in 2015-2016. Details are posted 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) no longer publishes this column on astronomy on Sundays, but 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. 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 2/2/2016


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