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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our address (but note that this is just the generic Rowan mailing address):
Science Hall, Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro NJ 08028
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.
Social Media. Connect with the planetarium on Social Media. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. We'll post the latest information about shows, observatory open houses, special events and much more!
Observatory Open House Nights.Observe the skies through our 16" telescope
during our observatory open house nights! Open houses are offered once a month (weather permitting) during the semester. They start 30 minutes before sunset in the planetarium. We will do a brief tour of the night sky and then escort you to the 3rd floor observatory.
Observing will be done through the 16" telescope in the observing dome and through smaller telescopes on the observing deck - be sure to dress for the
- Sept. 7 (7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
Back up date is Sept. 8
- Oct. 6 (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)
Back up date is Oct. 7
- Nov. 7 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) - This is an observing only event.
Back up date is Nov. 9
- Dec. 6 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) - This is an observing only event.
Back up date is Dec. 7
Homecoming. Come to the College of Science and Math tent to observe the Sun on Saturday, Oct. 8th. We'll have special telescopes set up to safely view the Sun. While you're here, be sure to check out some of the other great homecoming events!
International Observe the Moon Night. Observe the Moon with us on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. during International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN).
InOMN is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration by hosting or attending an InOMN event — and uniting on one day each year to look at and learn about the Moon together.
We'll be showing free shows in the planetarium and observing the Moon through our telescopes in the 3rd floor observatory throughout the event.
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The Edelman Planetarium offers public
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 7/30/2016