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
Fall semester schedule begins. The season starts Sept. 27 with Solar Superstorms, a deep study of the Sun at its most powerful, with dynamic images created by the great supercomputers. See our public-show page for details.
Our monthly family shows (see note below) open Oct. 4 with One World, One Sky, featuring Big Bird and Elmo.
Observatory open house. The next public astronomy open house is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19 at 6:30, with a cloud date of the following night.
Family Weekend, Oct. 2-4. The planetarium will be offering a number of public shows of different types during during this special weekend, as follows:
Fri., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.: Solar Superstorms (movie only). $2 per person.
Sat., Oct. 3: (movies only: no live presentation)
1:00 p.m.: "One World, One Sky." Best for K-2nd gr. $2 per person.
2:00 p.m.: "Perfect Little Planet." Best for 2nd-6th gr. $2.
3:00 p.m.: "Led Zeppelin" light show. Best for MS-adult.
Regular fees (adults $5, children $3, seniors $3, Rowan stud. $3)
4:00 p.m.: "Galileo's Sky." Special live presentation, part of Ciao Philadelphia
celebration at Rowan University. No charge.
Sun., Oct. 4:
11:00: "SolarMax" movie (not full-dome). Free (part of our
"Solar Sunday" event).
2:00: Family show, "One World, One Sky." $2.
3:00: Regular public show, "Solar Superstorms." Regular fees
(adults $5, children $3, seniors $3, Rowan stud. $3).
Includes regular live presentation.
4:00: Director goes home and collapses.
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 will be posted in the fall 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 9/25/2015