Denison Planetarium Open Houses Begin Season On Sept. 13
Posted: September 12, 2001
The Denison University Planetarium will begin a series of open houses with "September Skies" on Thursday (Sept. 13) in Olin Science Hall. Shows are scheduled at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 8:20 p.m. during each open house session. Lauren Jones, assistant professor of physics and the director of Swasey Observatory, will host the star shows with assistance from physics students.
Two additional planetarium open houses are set during fall semester - Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. No reservations are necessary for these free presentations and families are encouraged to attend.
The Denison planetarium contains a Zeiss ZKP3 state-of-the-art planetarium projector. This instrument is housed in an 8-meter dome and is controlled by a computer.
Jones, who joined the Denison faculty last year, earned her bachelor?s degree at Vassar College and three master of science degrees (Moscow State University, Russia, University of Alabama, and the University of Florida). She also earned her doctorate at the University of Florida.
Seating is limited to about 35 persons in the planetarium.
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