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
They are beautiful and mysterious. What can we say about their nature and origin? Come to find out and see what objects are in the current night sky.
The astronomers and science teachers of tomorrow (IUP undergraduates) are preparing an evening in the planetarium just for you! Come by and see the talent of tomorrow in action. Previous showcases have been fun and memorable.
Move over Hollywood! There are explosions bigger than anything we can imagine. They also produce some very surprising results and products.
After a very long design and construction process, the largest infrared camera ever built is expected to launch in early 2019. Come hear what astronomers hope to learn.
other events in the Geoscience Department.