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Amid Rowan University’s continuing monitoring and preparation in response to the threat of COVID-19, we are concerned about the wellbeing and safety of guests who may attend events and activities on campus. Our goal is to limit the risk of infection and provide a healthy environment for all visitors to Rowan facilities.

Effective March 16 to April 30, all events, public shows, observatory open houses and field trips scheduled to take place at the Edelman Planetarium will be canceled. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience, but are doing this out of an abundance of caution.

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun‐like stars with planets similar to Earth.

Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? How far can our technology take us?

During this 1-hour long show we will also help you identify the brightest planets and constellations visible in the sky.

Please Note

  • You will not need to print any tickets for the show. Please give your last name or order number to the cashier when you arrive to get checked in. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the show.
  • Shows start promptly. Once a show starts, we lock our doors for safety. Late entry or re-entry is not allowed for any reason.

Admission Costs

  • $5 Adults/non-Rowan students
  • $3 Seniors 60+
  • $3 Children (16 and under)
  • $3 Rowan students (with ID)

Contact

If you have a general question about a show, parking, etc., please fill out a general contact form. You may also email planetarium@rowan.edu or call 856-256-4389.