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. All shows are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Location: Weyandt Hall, Room 134
* Location for all shows: Weyandt Hall, Room 134
Some say the Moon has been overlooked since the early exploration of Apollo. But you can see a lot for yourself and do your own exploration!
One of the most interesting targets we can see from space is one we already know well - the Earth. Come to find out what we can see from space that is new to our eyes and understanding.
Recent announcements indicate the detection of gravity waves. What are they, and do they tell us anything useful?
Only the Earth has a well-known interior structure. Why would we go to the trouble of flying missions to other bodies, like the Insight mission to Mars, to learn what is inside them? Come hear the answer.
other events in the Geoscience Department.