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



A different kind of planetarium show. The star show "Natural Selection" plays through May 17 (except April 5 when the theater will close for Easter). More information can be found on our public show page.

Observing open houses. The next evening open house is scheduled for Friday, April 24. This will be a part of the Phildelphia Science Festival, and there will be numerous events taking place on the main Rowan campus in connection with this festival. If weather conditions prevent us from using our telescopes, we'll try again the following week on May 1. More information about the PSF can be found here.

Latest update, 3:00 p.m.: it appears that the sky will be clear to mostly clear tonight, so we plan to go ahead with the event.

   We will also offer a daytime viewing experience, "Solar Sunday," on Sunday, April 26, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Various kinds of solar telescopes will be available ON THE SIDEWALK in front of Science Hall. Showings of the (non-full-dome) movie "Solar Max" will be offered at 1 and 2 p.m. in the planetarium theater nearby. There will be no backup date for this event; please don't pray for rain on Sunday! Like the Friday-night open house, this event is free and open to the public, and is part of the 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 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 May 3. 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. 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 4/23/2015