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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: (Free Public Event)A Look Back at 50 Years of Sharing the Sky
Friday, May 19, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: (Registration Required) Regional Conference of the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS)
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:00 a.m.: (Free Public Event)The American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
other events in the Geoscience Department.
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