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Observatories that maintain telescopes and other instrumentation for astronomical study and often conduct public tours which feature information about the facility's ongoing work as well as educational displays and exhibits of astronomical phenomena. Most observatories also maintain planetariums which have public auditoriums with large domed ceilings on which images of the sun, moon, planets, stars and other celestial bodies are projected by a complex optical instrument that can revolve to show principle celestial motions.
Our science education center is part of a network of 48 international non-profit learning centers that endeavor to carry on the educational mission of the Challenger 51-L crew and the first Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe. Since opening in 1999, m ...
Public school providing education for grades 7-8.
The Merrillville Community Planetarium, located at Piece Middle School, is a unique theater for presenting programs about astronomy and the space sciences. The planetarium is equipped with a domed ceiling and a special projector that projects stars on th ...
Exit I-65 at Route 2 then west about 4 miles to Hendricks Road. South on Hendricks to the stop sign then east to the first right turn and south for one mile to the observatory.
Come and enjoy views of the moon, planets, star clusters and galaxies through the University's computer-controlled telescope. Descriptions will be given of the objects being observed. It is free, and all are welcome. (Groups should make advance arrangemen ...