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Tour #6: US Air Force Academy Planetarium

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The US Air Force Academy Planetarium was built in 1959, making it one of the oldest buildings on the campus.  After decades of continuous use, GPS and other computing technology rendered the building obsolete and it was closed in 2004.  The facility was reopened in 2019 after a major renovation brought it into the 21st century, outfitted with over a dozen computers and six projectors.  Join us in seeing how this planetarium has united the building’s rich history with current day technology and scientific understanding to make even the furthest galaxies accessible to anyone.  The live tour will include a short introduction to the history of the planetarium, a tour of the night sky, and an astronomer-guided tour through the solar system and beyond.

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Directions: CAUTION –  Do NOT use GPS directions as they will give you incorrect directions.

Please follow these directions:  Use exit 156 off Interstate 25, entering the US Air Force Academy through the North Gate.  You will need your driver’s license or military ID and proof of vehicle insurance to enter the base.  Once on base, continue driving straight on Academy Drive for 4 miles and then turn left to park in the visitor lot for Arnold Hall.  To the north of the visitor parking, there is a building with a white dome—that’s the Planetarium!  Follow the steps to the front door or use the winding path to the left of the steps for ramp access.

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HPA Coordinator:  Ann Brock

Lead Tour Guide:  Remy Morgan

Restrooms: yes

Disabled Access: yes

RESERVE HERE – IMPORTANT: ONE NAME ONLY PER RESERVATION ENTRY.  TO ADD ANOTHER PERSON (e.g. a spouse or friend), CLICK +ADD GUEST AND AN ADDITIONAL RESERVATION BOX WILL APPEAR.    

Details

Date:
August 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

US Air Force Academy Planetarium
2346 Academy Drive CO 80840 United States + Google Map
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