The Geoscience Department is home to a planetarium nine meters (30 feet) in diameter and houses a 1966 Spitz A3P projector. This outstanding teaching tool is used extensively in undergraduate instruction, both in introductory astronomy courses and in classes for Earth and Space Science teaching majors.
Group visits to the planetarium by schools, scouts, or adult groups are possible as staff time and availability permit. Interested groups are asked to contact Professor Ken Coles at
email@example.com well in advance to allow time for scheduling.
Several public planetarium shows are scheduled each year to encourage the campus and community to visit and enjoy the planetarium.
Location: Weyandt Hall, Room 134
Monday, November 7, 2016, 7:00 p.m.: Space Stations
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: The New Horizons: Dwarf Planets
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m.: The American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Special observance of 50 years of the planetarium sky at IUP coming spring of 2017.
The 50th anniversary of the installation of the IUP Planetarium projector will include some special events—watch for upcoming announcements.
other events in the Geoscience Department.
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