Culture: Science & technology
As a leading research university in space and technology, we love sharing our research and facilities with campus visitors.
Pictured above. In addition to its use as a teaching facility for astronomy and other classes, Fiske Planetarium offers hands-on exhibits, star talks, star shows, laser shows and space science presentations to schoolchildren and public audiences. It seats 210 people and boasts a 65-foot-diameter projection screen.
Located behind Fiske Planetarium on top of Observatory Hill, Sommers-Bausch Observatory is open to the public for free telescope viewings (planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies) on Friday evenings (weather permitting) throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters.