March 26, 2006

The Dark Side of the Moon

Category: Miscellaneous — Chuck @ 12:26 pm

RHS PlanetariumOkay folks, you’re making me search here. It’s not easy keeping feeding this blog monster from central Missouri. So I just did what any good blogger would do. I Googled. I did a Google Images search first and besides Ram Cheerleader carwash pictures (no I’m not going to post them) I saw the RHS Planetarium logo.

So you get the Planetarium. You can find lots of information about it on the website, including show dates and time.

The Riverview Planetarium offers educational programming for the whole family. With a 56 seat theater and computerized Spitz A-4 projection system, Riverview can provide a wide variety of show formats. Shows are provided for school children of Sarasota County throughout the school year. Private shows are given to civic groups by appointment. The Riverview Planetarium is a window on the Universe which is made available to the citizens of our community.

The RHS Planetarium currently services over 4,500 students a year and is increasing show times and dates every year. For information about scheduleing a show, please e-mail; Jason Mocherman – Director.

The Riverview High School Planetarium was originally built in 1969 by the Sarasota County School Board. The projector was a Goto “Venus”, it along with the control system and a few special effect projectors cost the county ~ $20,000.

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1 Comment

  1. How many of us took advantage of the opportunity to take Astronomy in the RHS Planetarium way back when?? I enrolled in the class as an elective and really enjoyed it – not only for its educational value but because it was in a darkened, air-conditioned space and my section of the class was 8th period….what a great place to take a nap after a long day!! The only disappointment was that the projector had technical difficulties about a quarter of the way through the course and so we never got to see the full array of a year’s worth of constellations and planets in the night sky. Bummer. For years afterward I have always enjoyed looking up into the heavens to identify “the teacup”, “the rabbit”, as well as all the best-known stellar configurations.

    Comment by Nancy Tatom — April 13, 2006 @ 5:57 pm

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