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Dooley Planetarium

Dooley Planetarium
4822 E Palmetto Street

A planetarium is an enclosed room used to simulate the celestial sky. This is done by means of a star projector and other smaller projectors for planets, the moon, the sun, and other astronomical features. This is different from an Observatory where one would look through a telescope to see a small fraction of the sky. In the planetarium, it is like you are standing outdoors in a large open field.
We use the planetarium as a teaching tool to show how the sky changes during the course of a day or even over a longer period of time. With the proper information, we are able to set the planetarium to dates in the past or into the future.

Dooley Planetarium is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media


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