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



Planetarium closed. The planetarium will be closed for the summer. The current director has racked up his laser pointer, and will be riding off into a real sunset (as opposed to his usual fake one) at the end of June. We have hired an excellent replacement to take over the job, but she will require some time to familiarize herself with the various systems involved and making plans, so likely will not be opening until some time in the fall. Keep your eye on this space for details later in the summer.

Thank you to all my loyal newsletter readers, and to all of you who attended any of our shows over the last dozen years! I've had many pleasant discussions with some of you, and have enjoyed having thousands of children visit the planetarium. I've greatly enjoyed my stay at Rowan, and hope it has been interesting and beneficial to you folks. I hope you'll continue patronizing us as our new director takes the planetarium in some new directions!


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.

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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. Formats and times may change when the new director takes over. 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 6/21/2016


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