Special Events

Special Events

Planetarium Special Events

International Darwin Day LogoRowanGIVES Day, March 1, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In its fourth year, RowanGIVES Day is an annual day-long event celebrating the generous spirit of the Rowan University community. The goal: have 1,250 donors support Rowan University in 24 hours. Join alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends on Wednesday, March 1, 2018 as we come together to celebrate philanthropy. Give to the area of your choice and take part in one—or more—of our many challenges designed to support a variety of funds across Rowan’s campuses.

Check out this year’s challenges and start spreading the word using the #RowanGIVES.

The Edelman Planetarium is encouraging you to give to support our outreach mission. Thanks to generous support from alumni and friends, school field trips are free! Your support will allow us to continue offering the Planetarium as a no-charge STEM education resource for children across the Delaware Valley. Money raised allows us to purchase new show licenses. Our outreach events at libraries, museums, Community Dig Day and more are only possible because of you! 

To thank you for your generous support, we'll be setting up solar telescopes in front of Science Hall (weather permitting) and creating black holes in the atrium. Come check out our nearest star, learn about our programs and support Rowan!

Can't make it to campus but still want to support our mission and help Rowan meet it's fundraising goals? Donate to the Edelman Planetarium here!


TelescopeTelescope Workshop, March 10, 9:00 a.m

Did you get a telescope for Christmas? Looking to buy a new telescope? Just want to learn the basics of telescope operation? Join Rowan University Astronomy faculty at 9:00 a.m. for a 2-hour telescope workshop that will teach you the ins and outs of telescope operation.

Get an introduction to telescopes with the planetarium show, Two Small Pieces of Glass. Four hundred years ago, a simple adjustment to a child's spyglass revealed for the first time an infinite and perplexing universe to our eyes and imaginations. Join us today, as the world's great telescopes, born of that serendipitous moment, gaze farther into the distant past - and into our future.

After the show, we'll help you determine which telescope is right for you with a look at the best telescopes for beginners. Learn about the basic types of amateur telescopes, accessories and more.

This workshop is limited to the first 50 attendees. Register in advance to guarantee your spot. Registration is $5 per person.

GalileoscopeTwo lucky winners will get to take home a Galileoscope as a door prize. The Galileoscope is a high-quality telescope kit created by astronomers, optical engineers, and science educators and donated by the Edelman Planetarium.