Information for Teachers

The Planetarium is a sky theater where it is possible to simulate the night sky at any place on Earth at any time of the year. Programs presented during the year explore topics such as constellations, planets, galaxies and black holes. Various audiovisual special effects enhance the presentations. In the planetarium concepts can be demonstrated in ways that are impossible in a classroom. This is especially true of three-dimensional concepts like seasons. For teachers this translates into enhanced learning for their students and a more efficient use of conventional classroom time.

Reservations are made on a "first come, first served" basis. Your reservation is firm when you receive a confirmation by mail. The general public is invited to attend the special planetarium presentations that are offered several times during the year. The times, dates, and content of these programs will be announced in local and campus newspapers and our web page. You may also contact us and ask to be put on the mailing list for program announcements.

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8860
Fax: 765-285-5674
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