Planetarium public show series from September to early May. Stargazing on the observatory roof when weather permits. Programs feature a star talk showing the current evening sky followed by a multimedia planetarium show. Area school classes and other groups can arrange presentation of planetarium programs. More than 50 different programs are available for all ages from pre-school through adults. These include multimedia shows, live interactive programs, and workshops. The Planetarium is a 114-seat public science theater set under a 40-foot dome, the Minolta Star Projector can show the sky as it would be seen from any place on Earth at any time including the Sun, Moon, planets and more than 4,000 stars. The Planetarium’s video projection system, special visual effects, multi-channel sound system and Omni-Q automation controls are used to create amazing shows and educational multi-media programs. The Planetarium was opened in 1984 and is operated by the BGSU Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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