Planetarium Opens to Public

Planetarium Opens to Public

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Rowan University will open the Fredric and Jean Edelman Planetarium to the public starting Saturday, May 22. The planetarium is a focal point of the new Science Hall on the Glassboro campus, and it
Rowan University will open the Fredric and Jean Edelman Planetarium to the public starting Saturday, May 22.

The planetarium is a focal point of the new Science Hall on the Glassboro campus, and it has been designed to serve both the University community and the community at large. The goal of the planetarium is to provide educationally sound and entertaining programs that educate the members of the Rowan community, kindergarten through 12th grade students in the region, and the general public while advancing the understanding of the universe and serving as a public resource for astronomical information.

The planetarium?s initial features will include Oasis in Space, Laser Radiohead, and The Summer Sky.

Oasis In Space (25 minutes) is the result of a collaboration between Spitz Inc., Laser Fantasy International, and Rowan University and has been designed to highlight the whole spectrum of projection equipment in Edelman Planetarium. The show, narrated by Rowan astronomy Professor Dr. David Klassen, takes viewers on a journey through the solar system and beyond in search of water and water worlds like Earth. This is an exciting time, when astronomers are finding ever-increasing evidence of water in outer space and with it the promise of extra-terrestrial life. The show incorporates the latest results in astronomical research and exploration, including data from recent inter-planetary robotic explorers and the new generation of powerful space-based telescopes.

The Summer Sky (40 minutes) teaches what objects can be seen in the sky during summer months. This show is an unscripted tour of the nighttime sky that highlights the capabilities of the planetarium?s star projector. Part of this program will include a review of news from the world of astronomical research. The rooftop observatory will open after selected shows (weather permitting) so that the public can view selected celestial objects.

Laser Radiohead (50 minutes) has for more than a decade told the tortured, twisted tales of angst and alienation. Its captivating music translates into fantastic, twisted, and sometimes-humorous animation and imagery. Enjoy a multicolor laser show that includes songs such as ?You,? ?High and Dry,? ?Paranoid Android,? ?The National Anthem,? ?Pyramid Song? and more.

The summer schedule is as follows:

Saturday Evening Public Shows beginning May 22:

Oasis in Space 7 p.m.
Admission: $5, adults; $3, children (3-13 years old), seniors
(60+), and adults with a Rowan ID


The Summer Sky 8 p.m.
Admission: $5, adults; $3, children (3-13 years old), seniors
(60+), and adults with a Rowan ID

Free Observatory Open House (weather permitting) 9 to 9:30p.m.


Laser Radiohead 10 p.m.
Admission: $7, general public; $3, those with a Rowan ID

Friday Evening Public Shows beginning May 28 (See costs above):

The Summer Sky 8 p.m.

Oasis in Space 9 p.m.

Laser Radiohead 10 p.m.

For more information, call (856) 256-5460.

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