Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences in partnership with the Department of Physics

 

 

 

 

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Exploring the universe from the heart of the nation

 

 

 

 

News and Events

 

 

 

About Us

A brief description of the Planetarium and a little about its background.

 

Keck Laboratory Presentations

PowerPoint files of technical talks given at the weekly laboratory meeting.

 

Announcements, press releases and newsletter

The monthly newsletter, press releases and announcements f of the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Science frequently contain items  about the Planetarium.

 

Research with the Planetarium researchers

All Planetarium presenters perform research with the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Science.  Click here to apply to join them as an undergraduate during the academic year, as an under-graduate summer intern, or as a graduate student.

 

Our Monthly Newsletter

Larry and Nancy Lebofsky discuss the sky this month.

 

Public Auditorium Lectures

Announcements of public lectures by researchers in the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences.  (These are not planetarium shows).

 

Power behind the Planetarium

The reopening of the Planetarium was a labor of love by a team of technical staff and students.  They are described here.

 

Public Planetarium Lectures

The planetarium is a teaching element in the university and does not offer public shows.  However, the space center is happy to make arrangements for visits and private shows for any interested groups to the extent that they are able.  Please contact the Space Center office.

Management of the Planetarium

The Planetarium is managed by a board of advisors. To read about them, click here.

 

Operation of the Planetarium

The Planetarium is operated by an oversight board of students in our  graduate programs in space and planetary science. To read about them, click here.

 

The Spitz A1 analog planetarium projector

The Spitz A1 analog projector, on display next to the planetarium, was the first in regular use in the physics department for teaching astronomy.

The Digistar II digital planetarium projector

The heart of the Planetarium is the projector, which fills the dome of the planetarium with images of the sky at night at any location on Earth and at any time.

 

 

 

 

Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences | Department of Physics | University of Arkansas

 

The Planetarium, Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences,
202 Old Museum, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA. (479) 575-3170

 

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