Constructed in 1967, then extensively renovated and updated in 2008, today the Planetarium features:
Strickler Planetarium offers one-of-a-kind learning opportunities for Olivet students. As an Olivet student, you can:
Also open to the public, the Planetarium regularly hosts community, school and other groups for private tours and shows. Audiences are immersed as never before in a three-dimensional visualization of the night sky, the solar system, the galaxy and beyond. The Digistar’s stellar database means that simulated travel through space is more than simple special effects — it’s an actual journey through an accurate model of our stellar neighborhood. Shows include:• “The Haunted Planetarium”• “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”• “The Stars of Christmas”• “Dawn of the Space Age”• “Attack of the Space Pirates”• “Big Bird’s Adventure”• “Undiscovered Worlds”• “We Are Aliens”
Check out the latest schedule of upcoming shows, or schedule a field trip for your school, by visiting Strickler Planetarium’s official website, or by contacting the Department of Chemistry and Geoscience.
The recently renovated Strickler Planetarium is one of a select few all-digital planetaria in the state of Illinois.
U.S. States represented among Olivet's student body, plus several world areas