OSU Planetarium Getting a Major Facelift

May 23, 2012


The astronomy department has been providing planetarium shows to OSU students and the general public since 1968 in its 65-seat, 30-foot planetarium located on the 5th floor of Smith Laboratory.  Last year more than 2000 K-12 students from central Ohio visited the OSU planetarium for educational programs.

But the planetarium is showing its age: struggling with outdated equipment, a leaky roof and water-damaged planetarium dome, and worn-out plastic chairs, and 45 years of wear-and-tear.

Now, plans are underway to change all that. 

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