Students mapping lava flow


The new Cejka Planetarium in Kopchick Hall is a digital planetarium 35 feet in diameter. It is used extensively for educational outreach as well as in undergraduate instruction, both for introductory astronomy courses and in classes for Earth and Space Science teaching majors.


IUP Regional Planning Professor Invited Panelist for Aerium Summit, Showcase for Commerce

John Benhart, professor of regional planning in IUP’s Department of Geography, Geology, Environment, and Planning and director of IUP’s Geospatial Intelligence Certificate programs and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate programs, is an invited panelist for the second annual Aerium Summit and will be a panelist for a program at the thirty-third annual Showcase for Commerce.

IUP Testing New Wingtra Hybrid Drone

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the only university in Pennsylvania recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration as an FAA Collegiate Training Institution, is taking drone research and study to a higher level—literally.

IUP Cejka Planetarium to Host First Shows

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Cejka Planetarium, in the university’s newly opened John J. and Char Kopchick Hall, will host three shows during the spring semester, all free and open to the community.

Final Weyandt Hall Planetarium Show Set for Nov. 18, 20

After 56 years of being a window to the stars for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania community, IUP will say goodbye to its Weyandt Hall planetarium and Spitz A3P projector with a final show on November 18 and November 20.

Masilela Awarded Visiting Fellowship, University of Zululand, South Africa

Calvin Masilela, professor of Geography and Regional Planning, has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Zululand, South Africa, by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).