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

 

Announcements

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Astronomy Open House. The final observatory open house of the semester is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 24. Telescopes will be available in the observatory and on the observing deck from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. You can most easily reach the area by taking the elevator in the westernmost corner of Science Hall to the 4th floor; students will be available to guide you from there. If the sky is more than 50% cloudy, the event will be postponed until the next night; an announcement will be posted here to that effect by mid-afternoon on Monday.

Brief live programs in the planetarium will be given at 6:00 and 6:30, in case you'd like to learn a bit more about what you'll be looking at.

2:00 p.m. WEATHER CALL: the weather forecast for Monday is considerably better than for Tuesday, so as of now, we plan to hold this event on Monday night. No guarantees, of course: we astronomers are not responsible for anything less than 100 miles above the surface of the Earth.

 

Back to the Moon—For Good ends Nov. 23. Our traditional holiday show, Season of Light, begins Nov. 29. More information can be found on our public show page.

 

Family shows return! 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 as a group on a weekend. So we've brought back an old favorite format, and will be offering family shows nearly every month for this academic year. The next family show will be given Dec. 7. Details 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) 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.


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 11/24/2014