His claim to fame resides in his having started with Anders Celsius in 1733 a journal of astronomy called "Mitteilungsblatt zur Förderung der Astronomie / Commercium litterarium ad astronomiae incrementum", announcing the principal celestial phenomena, and analyzing new publications. This journal enjoyed much reputation in its day. Thirty-four numbers were published.
In 1736 he was named a member of the Königlich-Preußische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
In 1738 he received a M.D. degree with the thesis "Theses medicae physiologico-pathologicae, Pulmonum fabricam, usum, uariaque, quibus affliguntur, incommoda generatim complectentes". In 1742 he was appointed professor of mathematics at the University of Altdorf.
- Astronomie in Nürnberg - containing a biography of Michael Adelbulner.
- Adelbulner Michael Adelbulner (1702–1779)] - Red Hill Observatory (Christof A. Plicht)
- Michael Adelbulner, Allgemeine deutsche Biographie & Neue deutsche Biographie